OLD HOMES

Lenawee Co MI






Tecumseh, MI (Residence of P. W. A. Fitzsimmons) (Built in 1836) (1910s)
Contributed by Paul Petosky



Seneca, MI (Nelson Residence) (1910s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky





Abel Whitney Homestead - No. 42 East Maumee St. Adrian Mi
Occupied by Drs. M.R. and Esli T. Morden

The engraving shown above is a photographic view of the old Abel Whitney homestead, No. 40 East Mauuice street, Adrian. The house was erected by A. W. Budlong previous to 1840, and was one of the largest and most imposing homes in the then Village of Adrian. Mr. Budlong purchased the lot 5x15 rods of Addison J. Comstock May 7, 1834, it being a part of the original plat of the Village of Logan, afterwards named Adrian, laid out by Mr. Comstock in March, 1828, consisting of forty-nine lots. February 16, 1843, the property was purchased by Abel Whitney, the price being $1,300. Mr. Whitney occupied it as a home from that time until his death, which occurred October 18, 1899, a period of fifty-six years. At the death of Mr. Whitney Frank W. Clay was appointed administrator of the estate, and December 28, 1903, he sold the old landmark to the Adrian Times Printing Company, which is erecting a modern printing office on the west half of the lot. March 22, 1904, Drs. M. K. and Esli T. Morden purchased the east half of the lot upon which stands the residence, and they now occupy the lower floor, which has been fitted up for offices.

Illustrated history and Biographical Record 1825-1903 By John I. Knapp & R.I. Bonner 1903

Backgrounds By Marie