Elijah E. Myers designed this residence for Oliver Grosvernor (1820-1910). An eminent Jonesville citizen and banker, Grosvernor was also a prominent Republican statesman. He served two terms as state senator and treasurer, one term as lieutenant governor, and seven years as a University of Michigan
regent. He was also vice-president and presiding officer of the State Building Commission responsible for the erection of the Michigan State Capitol in 1874-1879, which Myers also designed.