Blissfield in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hiram D. Ellis House
In 1883, Blissfield banker Hiram D. Ellis (1826-1900) built this house. The bracketed cornice, hip roof and bay window reflect the influence of Italianate architecture; the classical porch probably was added in the early twentieth century. Ellis emigrated from New York and settled in Blissfield Township in 1842. From 1873 to 1877, he and F. G. Beagle operated a grocery and hardware store. Around 1879, Ellis joined Arthur D. Gilmore in a banking firm. He also served as postmaster and township supervisor.
Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Registered Local Site No. 1754
Property of the State of Michigan, 1992
Erected 1992 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 1754.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 41° 50.097′ N, 83° 52.25′ W. Marker is in BlissfieldTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blissfield MI 49228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-105G Thunderchief (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenter House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road / Rail Road (about 500 feet away); Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blissfield Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blissfield.
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