Olds, Alonzo W., House - Rushton, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 42° 27.471 W 083° 41.788
17T E 278285 N 4704136
Quick Description: The Alonzo Olds house is a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture on Rushton road, outside of South Lyon, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2010 6:59:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM882W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Big B Bob
Views: 5

Long Description:
The State of Michigan Preservation website at (visit link) tells us:

"The Alonzo W. Olds House is a rectangular frame two-story front-gable Greek Revival building covered with clapboard siding and flanked on either side by single-story wings, both topped by hipped roofs. A full-height tetrastyle fluted Ionic portico dominates the facade. The original wood shingle roofing was replaced by asphalt shingles.

The Olds House is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture popular in Michigan during the mid 1800s. Local politician Alonzo W. Olds built this farmhouse circa 1835 to 1850 near which he raised sheep and built a sawmill. The farm was sold to Warren Clark in 1851 and to William Read in 1863. The Read family directed some restoration on the house including replacement of deteriorated plinths with square bases and removal of parapet additions from the wings of the home.
Street address:
10084 Rushton Rd.,
Rushton, MI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Livingston

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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