Doughty House (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)

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Doughty House
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Doughty House (Mount Pleasant, Michigan) is located in Michigan
Doughty House (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
Location 301 Chippewa St., Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Coordinates 43°36′21″N 84°46′27″W / 43.60583°N 84.77417°W / 43.60583; -84.77417Coordinates: 43°36′21″N 84°46′27″W / 43.60583°N 84.77417°W / 43.60583; -84.77417
Area less than one acre
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000989[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 29, 1974
Designated MSHS May 17, 1973[2]

The Doughty House is a private house located at 301 Chippewa Street in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1973[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is the oldest remaining house in Mount Pleasant.[2]


The Doughty House was built in about 1865 and purchased by Wilkinson Doughty in 1869.[2] Doughty was an early civic leader in Mount Pleasant, owning a hardware and dry goods store and serving as a town trustee. He was also a founder of Central Michigan Normal School (now Central Michigan University). Wilkinson Doughty lived there until his death in 1909, and the house has remained in his family since that time.[2]


The Doughty House is a prime example of balloon frame pioneer architecture.[2] It is a gabled-ell structure clad in clapboards on a fieldstone foundation. Porches on the front and side have thin square-section posts with delicate curvilinear brackets.

Doughty House Porch Details


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Doughty House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved March 13, 2013.