Thomas and Maria Blackman Bartlett House

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Thomas and Maria Blackman Bartlett House
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Location 500 N. Ridge Rd.
Nearest city Cherry Hill, Michigan
Coordinates 42°18′30″N83°32′5″W / 42.30833°N 83.53472°W / 42.30833; -83.53472 Coordinates: 42°18′30″N83°32′5″W / 42.30833°N 83.53472°W / 42.30833; -83.53472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1840
Architectural style New England large house
MPS Canton Township MPS
NRHP reference # 00000614 [1]
Added to NRHP June 02, 2000

The Thomas and Maria Blackman Bartlett House (also known as the Bartlett-Travis House) [2] was built as a private house at the corner of Canton Center and Warren Roads. [3] It was donated to Canton Township [3] and relocated to its current site at 500 N. Ridge Road in Cherry Hill, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. [1]

Cherry Hill, Michigan unincorporated community in Michigan

Cherry Hill is an unincorporated community, located at the corner of Cherry Hill and Ridge Roads in Canton Township, in Wayne County, Michigan. The Cherry Hill Historic District is a primarily residential historic district encompassing the greater part of Cherry Hill. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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Description

The Bartlett House was originally constructed in a Greek Revival style, but in subsequent years has been updated with Victorian elements. [4]

Greek Revival architecture architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries

The Greek Revival was an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, predominantly in Northern Europe and the United States. A product of Hellenism, it may be looked upon as the last phase in the development of Neoclassical architecture. The term was first used by Charles Robert Cockerell in a lecture he gave as Professor of Architecture to the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 1842.

The house is a two-story wood structure with clapboard siding, shingle roof, and a cement block foundation faced with fieldstone. [2] The main portion of the house has extensions to the side and rear. The front entry is flanked with pilasters and sheltered by a small porch with millwork and scrolled brackets. A large wrap-around porch (reconstructed from photographs) with wooden columns and balustrade runs from the front to the south facade. Windows are primarily four-over-four, with the exception of three six-over-six windows in the rear extension. [2]

Millwork (building material)

Millwork building materials are historically any woodmill-produced products for building construction. Stock profiled and patterned millwork building components fabricated by milling at a planing mill can usually be installed with minimal alteration. Today, millwork also encompasses items that are made using alternatives to wood, including synthetics, plastics, and wood-adhesive composites.

History

Thomas and Maria Blackman Bartlett settled in Canton Township in 1839. [2] Maria's father, Darius Blackman, built this Greek Revival upright and wing house c. 1840 [2] and may have given the house and surrounding land to Maria and Thomas as a wedding present. [3] In 1867, Thomas and Maria' son George Bartlett purchased the property. [3] During the 19th century, the Bartletts added various enlargements were to the structure. [2] In 1908, the farm and house were purchased by William and Martha Travis; their daughter Ella Rowe inherited the house in approximately 1924 and owned it until the mid-1950s. At that point, the house was purchased by Thomas Myers; it passed through the hands of John Darakijan and Kev Dividock, who donated the house to Canton Township. [3] In 1989, the house was moved to its current location and placed on a new foundation. Restoration work to return the house to its c. 1900 [2] appearance was begun in 1994 and finished in 2002. [3] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. [1]

Upright and Wing, also referred to as Temple and Wing or Gable Front and Wing, is a residential architectural style found in American vernacular architecture. It was popular from the mid- to late 19th century and is typified by a gable ended "upright" section, usually two stories, and a one-story ell or "wing" section.

The house is available for community rental.

See also

Canton Township MPS

The Canton Township MPS is a multiple property submission, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. A multiple property submission is a group of related structures that share a common theme. The Canton Township MPS consists of eleven houses built between 1825 and 1904 and located in Canton Township, Michigan.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Bartlett, Thomas and Maria Blackman, House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Bartlett-Travis House". Canton Leisure Services. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  4. Kosky and Glynn Associates (April 2000), Historic and Architectural Resources of Canton Township Multiple Property Submission Nomination Form, National Park Service