John and Rosetta Lee House

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John and Rosetta Lee House
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John and Rosetta Lee House is located in Michigan
John and Rosetta Lee House
Location within the state of Michigan
John and Rosetta Lee House is located in the US
John and Rosetta Lee House
John and Rosetta Lee House (the US)
Location 823 Calhoun Street
Lapeer, Michigan
Coordinates 43°03′25″N 83°18′55″W / 43.05694°N 83.31528°W / 43.05694; -83.31528Coordinates: 43°03′25″N 83°18′55″W / 43.05694°N 83.31528°W / 43.05694; -83.31528
Built 1872
Architectural style Gothic Revival
MPS Lapeer MRA
NRHP reference # 85001629[1]
Added to NRHP July 26, 1985

The John and Rosetta Lee House is a private residential structure located at 823 Calhoun Street in the city of Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 26, 1985.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 1870, John and Rosetta Lee purchased the property. In 1872, they built one of the few Gothic Revival houses in Lapeer at a time when the introduction of the railroads spurred development. It was purchased in 1908 by Christopher England, a Piety Hill minister. At some point, it was converted from a single dwelling into an apartment house, which was the biggest structural change to the building, but most of the exterior has remained the same.[2] The John and Rosetta Lee House is located right next door to the Samuel J. Thomlinson House, built in 1880, and within blocks of several other properties of Lapeer also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Description[edit]

This two-story L-shaped Gothic Revival house has an elaborate front porch with channeled columns and ogee shaped braces in the three bays. It has a steep gable roof with trussing and verge-boards within the gable ends. Two first-floor bay windows are topped with bracketry. The windows are Gothic in character, with lancet shapes. The front entrance is through paired front doors with a colored glass transom above. An addition including a kitchen is attached to the rear of the house.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b State of Michigan (2009). "Lee, John and Rosetta, House". Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form: John and Rosetta Lee House