727 Wall Street

 

Architecture:

    Style:                        Folk House

    Description:              This is a one-story wood frame structure with vinyl siding and a contoured concrete block foundation.  An enclosed front gabled porch exhibits a ribbon of four windows with multiple panes.

 

Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     before 1950

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    Maynard J. Hagadon Sr. paid taxes on this property by 1859 and lived here until 1902.  Maynard J. of Cleveland, Ohio was born 1842.  He married Juliette Dale of Port Huron.  He was a bookkeeper, then a sewing machine and organ agent.  His business was located on Military St. south of Pine, then later at 731 Wall.  Children included Maynard Jr, Charles, George, Cora, and Mamie.  Maynard Jr. was born April 21, 1869.  He left school at fourteen to learn the harnessmaker’s trade with John McCormick, then to Grand Trunk Railway as a messenger boy.  He progressed to head clerk, then was bookkeeper for Charles Smith, then secretary for the Board of Trade.  By 1889, he was assistant manager of the Port Huron and Sarnia Ferry Company, and private secretary to Hon. Henry McMorran, Seventh District Of Michigan, congressman.  Maynard Jr. went to Washington D.C. for three years.  J. D. and Mary Flannery lived there from about 1904 to 1906.  He was conductor for the City Electric Railway, then later proprietor of the Elite Café at 943 Military.  Amos and Margaret Haskell lived there from 1909 to 1912.  Angus Campbell, a conductor for Grand Trunk Railway, and his wife Bertha lived there from 1915 to 1918.  Charles Colclough, manager of Bazley Cash Market on 632 Water, and his wife Sophia lived there in the early 1920’s.  W. Edward Johnson, employee of Grand Trunk Railway, and his wife Ethel lived there in the early 1930’s.  Margaret Reid, widow of George, lived there from 1933 until at least 1940.  City assessor lists 1908 as the built date.  Sanborn Maps show same structures in 1911 and 1950.