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Farmington Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lawrence Simmons House

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
1. Lawrence Simmons House Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1861, this is one of the three houses that Livonia farmer Joshua Simmons had built for his three sons. Lawrence Simmons, for whom this house was built, lived here for twelve years. He, like the elder Simmons, was a farmer. The house was designed by local carpenter and architect Sergius P. Lyon, who was also an undertaker, a stove manufacturer and founder of the Farmington Universalist Church. The handsome Victorian style stone structure displays seven different "gingerbread" designs in the trim.
 
Erected 1985 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1110.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 29.918′ N, 83° 22.981′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Twelve Mile Road 0.2 miles west of Farmington Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Lawrence Simmons House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
2. Lawrence Simmons House Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33742 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington MI 48331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Davis House (approx. 0.8 miles away); McCabe Funeral Home (approx. one mile away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Old Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Pettibone House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Philbrick Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Harger House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hamilton Jones House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
More about this marker. Marker and house are difficult to see from the road because of the trees.
 
Lawrence Simmons House image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
3. Lawrence Simmons House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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