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Domestic Architectural Gems of Downtown Rochester, Michigan

Created by Rochester-Avon Historical Society on November 23rd 2020, 7:53:17 pm.

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Several of the fine homes built by Rochester's merchant and professional class can still be seen in the downtown area. Among them are two houses designed by prominent Detroit architect John Scott, a Queen Anne home designed by Fisher Brothers of Pontiac, and an English Country Manor-style residence designed by MacFarlane, Maul and Lentz of Detroit. The oldest home on this tour is the Italianate Victorian house built for John B. Oliver, a veteran of the Napoleonic wars and one of Rochester's early landowners.