730 Union Street

 

Architecture:

††† Style:††††††††††††††††††††††† Queen Anne Style††††††††

††† Description:††††††††††††† This is a story and a half story wood frame structure with narrow aluminum siding and a brick foundation.The roofline is cross gabled, with the front gable dominant.A lower side gable on the east extends over a short wing with a semi-hexagonal bay.To the rear is a one-story rear gabled wing.The wraparound porch on the front has the original turned wood posts, railing, and a spindlework frieze overhead between posts.A cutaway bay lies in the corner of the porch.There is a stained glass transom over a large front window.

 

Significant Period:

†† Construction Date:†††† circa 1891

††† Architect/Builder:†††††† Unknown

††† Context:††††††††††††††††††† Judge Edward Harris, who lived next door at 734 Union, paid taxes on several lots in this block in the late 1800ís.This lot was split from the others in 1891.Peter Swartz, a carpenter, and his wife Ada were the first residents.They paid the property taxes and were listed in the 1891 City Directory.William Hannah, an employee of C & GT railway, lived here in 1893.Jane McElroy and her children lived here from about 1899 to 1901.Clair and Carrie Black lived here from 1902 to 1912.He was an attorney and Assistant Police Justice.Harry Myron, a dentist, and his wife Gladys lived here from 1913 to 1918.Herman Hill, another dentist, lived here with his wife Edna from 1919 to about 1933.Carl Anderson, employed by the Pere Marquette Railway, lived here with his wife Elsie as of the late 1930ís.