729 Wall Street

 

Architecture:

    Style:                        Folk House

    Description:              This is a one-story wood frame structure with vinyl siding and a concrete coated brick foundation.   There is a front porch with a hipped roof and modern wood posts and railing.  A gable wall dormer is located on the east side.

 

Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     circa 1890’s

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    Maynard Hagedon paid taxes in 1859, 1864, and 1877 on this lot.  Values indicate a house was there, but on the eastern half of the lot. The first known residents were the Archibald McDougall family in the 1893.  Archibald was a clerk, George was a parcel boy for Charles Ross, and Martha was a clerk for C. E. Barrett.  James O. Parker, a photographer, lived there in 1901.  Allan McCann, a machinist, and his wife Florence lived there in 1906 and 1907.  John E. Swan, an insurance agent for O. R. Cisky, lived there with his wife Helen M. in 1909 and 1910.  William E. Parker, machinist for EMF Company, lived there with his wife Gladys in 1912.  Henry P. Masterson, a barber at 1027 Military, lived there with his wife Florence from 1913 to 1915.  Charles G. Crellin lived there in 1918.  John A. Burkholder, a clerk at Sperry’s, lived there with his wife Lottie L. in 1920.  Margaret Minor, widow of Nathan, lived there with her children in 1921.  Ernest C. Smith, employed by Detroit Edison Company, lived there with his wife Susan from 1930 to 1931.  George and Gertrude Betts lived there in 1933.  James E. Henry, a carpenter, and his wife Pearl G. lived there from 1938 onward.