William H. Wells House

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William H. Wells House
Wells House Detroit MI.jpg
Location 2931 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°20′28″N 83°1′0″W / 42.34111°N 83.01667°W / 42.34111; -83.01667Coordinates: 42°20′28″N 83°1′0″W / 42.34111°N 83.01667°W / 42.34111; -83.01667
Built 1889
Architect William Henry Miller
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
MPS East Jefferson Avenue Residential TR
NRHP Reference # 85002949[1]
Added to NRHP October 09, 1985

The William H. Wells House is a private residence located at 2931 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


The William H. Wells House is a two-and-one-half-story Romanesque Revival mansion, built of coursed, rock-face stone.[2] The house is built on an irregular plan with an asymmetrical, picturesque composition.[2] The entrance is within a projection, and a turret with a concave conical roof at one corner sits at one corner of the house.[2] Other bays project randomly from the main structure. A 1 12-story carriage house in red brick and clapboard was built at the rear of the house in 1891.[2]

The house is significant as an outstanding example of Romanesque residential architecture in Detroit and for its association with architect William Henry Miller.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d Wells, William H., House from the state of Michigan

Further reading[edit]

  • Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. 

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