Grosvernor House

Registered Site L0500

Grosvernor House

Completed in 1874, this structure of High Victorian Italianate design is one of the most magnificent residences in Michigan. The interior, an excellent example of a living museum of the 1870s, contains thirty-two rooms with twelve-foot ceilings. Other striking features are eight Italian marble fireplace each of a different color, walnut window valences with carved Egyptian heads and a sweeping balustrade staircase. Despite the fact that electricity was installed in 1915, this house still retains several gas-operated globe lights.
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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.


Other Buildings designed by Elijah E. Myers
Erected 1978

Location: 211 Maumee Street
Jonesville, Hillsdale County

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Latitude: 41.982528, Longitude: -84.660573

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