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

Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House

 
 
Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 13, 2021
1. Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House Marker
Inscription.  Stephen Yerkes Rodgers built this Greek Revival-style house in 1834. The carved fretwork in the pilasters flanking the door are reminiscent of a design in Asher Benjamin’s The Practical House Carpenter (Boston, 1830). Stephen Yerkes Rodgers was the nephew of Joseph Yerkes, the patriarch of one of Oakland County’s pioneer families. For over a century and a half, the house has been owned continuously by descendants of Joseph Yerkes.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0557.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 42° 27.23′ N, 83° 25.816′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Nine Mile Road 0.1 miles west of Polo Club Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39040 W Nine Mile Rd, Farmington MI 48335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 13, 2021
2. Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. The Walker/Wixom Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joshua Simmons Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Shaw House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Kingsley House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Newburg School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cranson-Hinbern House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Bungalow (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 13, 2021
3. Stephen Yerkes Rodgers House
The house is listed in the Michigan State Registry of Historical Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 13, 2021