Plymouth in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Wilcox House
Originally, in the side yard, a continuously flowing fountain spilled over into a large reflection pool. A pergola, gazebo and statuary were focal points on the extensively landscaped grounds. The grounds also proudly displayed exotic plants, unusual trees and rare shrubs that Mr. Markham imported from around the world, including Amabilis Peonies, and Ginkgo, Black Magnolia and Copper Beech trees. During World War II, as part of the war effort, the home was converted into five apartments.
Fulfilling a bequest of Jack Wilcox, who was born in the house and lived there for most of his 83 years, the stunning 10 foot stained glass window, that was originally in the Solarium on the first floor, was donated to the Plymouth Historical Museum where it now creates a dramatic entryway display.
Just before he died in June, 2000,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, World II.
Location. 42° 22.194′ N, 83° 28.077′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Union Street 0 miles north of West Ann Arbor Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 676 Penniman Avenue, Plymouth MI 48170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rose of Aberlone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Penniman Buildings (about 400 feet away); The Plymouth United Savings Bank (about 500 feet away); The Conner Building (about 500 feet away); Baker House (about 700 feet away); Plymouth (about 800 feet away); Gunsolly Carding Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roadside Development (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.