Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Governor Charles M. Croswell / Croswell House
Governor Charles M. Croswell
Charles Miller Croswell (1825-1886) was born in New York. A lawyer and civic leader, he was the secretary of the Republican Party's founding convention in Jackson. He also drafted Michigan's act ratifying the XIII Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Croswell served as Adrian's mayor and led both the state senate and house before becoming Michigan seventeenth governor (1877-1880). As governor, he oversaw the completion of Michigan's 1879 capitol building.
Charles Croswell helped his guardian and uncle, Daniel Hicks, build this Greek Revival house. He and his first wife, Lucy Eddy, bought the 1840s building from his uncle's estate in 1853. The house remained in the family until Elizabeth Musgrave Croswell Merrill, his second wife, donated it to the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1927. The Mary B. Hopkins Memorial funded the 1949 addition. In 1972 the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2015 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number HB12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is about 270 feet north of Toledo Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 North Broad Street, Adrian MI 49221, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Miller Croswell (a few steps from this marker); County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adrian's Governors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Professional Baseball in Adrian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Adrian's Prominent Leaders (approx. ¼ mile away); Cooley Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Adrian Fire Department / Adrian Engine House No. 1 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
Also see . . .
1. Charles Croswell. Wikipedia article about Charles Croswell. (Submitted on April 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Croswell House History. Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.