John W. Day House

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John W. Day House
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John W. Day House is located in Michigan
John W. Day House
John W. Day House is located in the US
John W. Day House
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 4985 Dryden Road
Dryden Township, Michigan
Coordinates 42°56′44″N 83°08′43″W / 42.94556°N 83.14528°W / 42.94556; -83.14528Coordinates: 42°56′44″N 83°08′43″W / 42.94556°N 83.14528°W / 42.94556; -83.14528
Built 1856
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 87002153[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 17, 1987
Designated MSHS September 26, 1987[2]

The John W. Day House, also known as the Day-Dittman House, is a private residential structure located at 4985 Dryden Road in Dryden Township in southern Lapeer County, Michigan, United States. It was designated as a Michigan State Historic Site on September 26, 1987 and soon after added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1987.[1][2]

Built in 1863 in the style of Greek Revival architecture, the structure is a wood framed, two-story house with a portico, pediment, and rounded latticework. A 1½-story addition was built along the entire right side of the house in 1880, extending the length of the structure and adding a large room. Since then, the structure has remained largely intact, except for an arcade and porch added to the back in 1974. The house was built for John W. Day, who was an early farmer in the area. It was then purchased by Prussian immigrant Augustus Dittman. The house remained in his family until 1970 until it was sold once again.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Day, John W., House". Archived from the original on July 29, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2011.