Thomas and Isabella Moore Clyde House

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Thomas and Isabella Moore Clyde House
Thomas and Isabella Moore Clyde House Cherry Hill MI.jpg
Thomas and Isabella Moore Clyde House is located in Michigan
Thomas and Isabella Moore Clyde House
Location 50325 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton Township, Michigan
Coordinates 42°18′21″N 83°32′7″W / 42.30583°N 83.53528°W / 42.30583; -83.53528Coordinates: 42°18′21″N 83°32′7″W / 42.30583°N 83.53528°W / 42.30583; -83.53528
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1845
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Canton Township MPS
NRHP Reference # 03000175[1]
Added to NRHP April 02, 2003

The Thomas and Isabella Moore Clyde House is a private house located at 50325 Cherry Hill Road in Canton Township, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

History[edit]

Hugh R. Clyde settled in Canton Township in 1825,[2] and in 1826 married Eliza Huston.[3] In approximately 1845, Hugh and Eliza built this house on the lot across the street from where it now stands.[4][5] The Clyde family occupied the house until 1858, when it was purchased by John Huston II, Eliza's nephew.[5] In 1924, the house was purchased by William and Jennie Houk, who lived in it while constructing a new brick house on the property. When their new house was finished, they moved the Clyde House across the street.[5]

Description[edit]

The Thomas Clyde House is a 1 12-story clapboard upright and wing Greek Revival house on a concrete foundation faced with rock.[4] The two wings form an unusual asymmetric facade.[4] The east wing is positioned flush with the main upright section; the west is recessed to allow for a front porch; a second porch fronts the upright section. The two porches have thick square posts with pierced-work brackets between them.[4] Two front entrances are in the main upright section and the east wing; the windows are six-over-six. The house has ramped door and window surrounds. The roof is covered with asphalt shingles, and the classic cornice below features returns at the gabled ends.[4]

This house is significant because the asymmetric upright and wing is an unusual subtype more frequently seen in the northeastern states, and rarely in Michigan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Kosky and Glynn Associates (April 2000), Historic and Architectural Resources of Canton Township Multiple Property Submission Nomination Form, National Park Service 
  3. ^ Diane Follmer Wilson (1988), Cornerstones: a history of Canton township families, Canton Historical Society, p. 362 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Clyde, Thomas and Isabelle Moore, House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Gerald C. Van Dusen (2006), Canton Township, Arcadia Publishing, p. 104, ISBN 0-7385-4098-6 

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