734 Court Street

 

Architecture:

Style: Folk House

Description: This is an asymmetrical, two story wood frame building with cement shingle siding, and a block foundation. The roof is cross gabled, the front gable dominant, the side gable over a short wing. Decorative elements include a half hexagonal bay on the east, and a full front porch with boxed columns on brick pillars, and wood railing on and above the porch.

 

 

Significant Period:

Construction Date: circa 1886

Architect/Builder: Unknown

Context: 734 and 740 Court have a common history, as S. A. Jones (resided elsewhere) paid the property taxes for both lots in the 1870s and 1880s. Neighboring 728 was listed in the 1885 City Directory as being the second house east of Eighth Street, in 1887 it was the third house east of Eighth Street; indicating 734 was built between those years. The first documented resident was George W. Nelles, a freight agent for C & CT Railway, who lived there from 1887 to 1890. The family of Agnes McFadzean, widow of John, lived there from 1893 to 1904. A series of residents followed. Edward Beamer lived there in 1906 and Thomas Hall in 1909. William and Marion Sutherland lived there for ten years, from 1910 to 1920. He was proprietor of the Tawas Beach Hotel. Dr. John F. Martinson, and wife Mable V. lived there 1918-1919. William Fusee, employed by C H Wills Company, lived there with his wife Fannie in 1921. Ralph and Ethel Haradon lived there in 1930. Frank and Doris Hazzard lived there in the early 1930s. They were proprietors of Hazard Beauty Shop at 934 Court Street, then 232 Huron Ave.