Mulford T. Hunter House

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Mulford T. Hunter House
Mulford T Hunter House - Detroit Michigan.jpg
Location 77 West Hancock Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°21′19″N 83°3′53″W / 42.35528°N 83.06472°W / 42.35528; -83.06472Coordinates: 42°21′19″N 83°3′53″W / 42.35528°N 83.06472°W / 42.35528; -83.06472
Built 1894
Architect William P. Langley
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
Part of Warren-Prentis Historic District (#97001477)
NRHP Reference # 94000757[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 22, 1994
Designated CP December 01, 1997

The Mulford T. Hunter House is a private residence located at 77 West Hancock Street in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]

History[edit]

Mulford Hunter was a captain of Great Lakes steamships, earning enough to become wealthy and, in 1894, he commissioned architect William P. Langley to design a home.[2] Hunter lived there with his daughter, his son-in-law and his grandchild.[2]

Architecture[edit]

This structure is a Queen Anne townhouse,[2] one of the few remaining examples in the city of Detroit.[3] The basement is built from large stones, elevating the red brick structure well off the ground.[2] The front façade is asymmetric, with a dominating bay window on one side and a one-story porch on the other.[4] The porch features Ionic columns atop raised pedestals, and the front door has an elliptical fanlight framed by a Syrian arch.[4] Above the porch is an oval window, surrounded by decorative brickwork; other second story windows have similar decoration.[4] Two dormers with leaded windows surmount the façade.[4] The house is directly adjacent to the George W. Loomer House; the two are the only remaining buildings from the 19th century in what was at the time one of Detroit's most fashionable areas.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mulford T. Hunter House from Detroit1701.org
  3. ^ Mulford T. Hunter House from the city of Detroit
  4. ^ a b c d Mulford T. Hunter House from the state of Michigan
  5. ^ George W. Loomer House from the state of Michigan

Further reading[edit]

  • Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3.