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Governor Charles Croswell House

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Built  1840s
Designated MSHS  February 19, 1958
Added to NRHP  16 March 1972
NRHP Reference #  72000633
Area  4,047 m²
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Location  228 North Broad Street Adrian, Michigan
Architectural style  Greek Revival architecture
Similar  Nathaniel S Wheeler House, Heman R Goodrich House, Joseph E Hall House, George J Kempf House, Samuel W Temple House

The Governor Charles Croswell House is a building located at 228 North Broad Street in the city of Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan State Historic Site on February 19, 1958 and later listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1972. It is located very close to but is not part of the Downtown Adrian Commercial Historic District.

This brick, two-story structure was designed in the style of Greek Revival architecture by Daniel Hicks sometime in the 1840s. The house's fame and namesake come from Charles Croswell. Croswell was the nephew of Daniel Hicks, and he lived with the Hicks family, as most of his own family died when Charles was very young. He purchased the house from the Hicks family after Daniel died in 1847. Croswell himself moved into the house in the early 1850s, where he started his involvement in local and state politics, later serving as the Governor of Michigan from 1877–1881. He died shortly after in 1886. Croswell's widow, Elizabeth Merrill, donated the house to the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1925. Today, the chapter continues to maintain ownership of the house, which now serves as a museum.

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Governor Charles Croswell House Wikipedia


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