Orson Everitt House

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Orson Everitt House
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Orson Everitt House is located in Michigan
Orson Everitt House
Orson Everitt House is located in USA
Orson Everitt House
Location 39040 W. Seven Mile Rd., Livonia, Michigan
Coordinates 42°25′31″N 83°25′47″W / 42.42528°N 83.42972°W / 42.42528; -83.42972Coordinates: 42°25′31″N 83°25′47″W / 42.42528°N 83.42972°W / 42.42528; -83.42972
Area less than one acre
Built 1899
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 80001933[1]
Added to NRHP October 14, 1980

The Orson Everitt House is a private house located at 39040 West Seven Mile Road in Livonia, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Description[edit]

The Orson Everitt House is an irregularly massed[2] 1-1/2 story wooden house with a hipped roof and clapboard siding[3] with a multi-colored paint scheme.[2] The principal feature of the facade is the broad porch which spans the front; the porch features turned balusters and a circular turret at one end. Various dormers, including a turret with conical, roof break the roof line.[3]

History[edit]

Marshall Everitt[2] first settled on the property where this house was built in 1830. A few years later, the family built a simple structure just east of the current house location.[3] As the family prospered, more structures were added, and in 1899, Marshall's grandson[2] Orson Everitt built this house. It is likely the design of the house was selected from a house plan book; a similar house plan can be found in Herbert C. Chivers' Artistic Homes.[3]

Orson Everitt still owned the property in 1915.[2] The house was converted to office space in 1979[3] by the law firm of Klein and Bloom.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Daniel, Suzanne; Glynn, Kathleen (2006), Livonia Preserved: Greenmead and Beyond, Arcadia Publishing, pp. 99–100, ISBN 0-7385-4113-3 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Everitt, Orson, House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved May 24, 2010.