27 North Holcomb St.

West side of street

Originally this house was a Gothic Revival style building constructed circa 1863 for/by M. S. Ackerson. It has changed a great deal since then (see the building footprint on the 1872 map of the Village). In the late 1960s, early 1970, all of the Gothic Revival style detail in the eaves, etc. was removed, the front porch was enclosed and artificial siding was applied over the original wood clapboard. A subsequent remodeling has removed the artificial siding. Simple Doric columns have been used as front porch supports.

Official Property Description: 
  • Part of Lot 7 in the Northwest Addition to Nelson W. Clark's Original Plat of the Village in the Southwest 1/4 of Section 20 in Independence Township.
  • Lot 6 of the Supervisor's Replat of the Northwest Addition and part of the Original Plat.
Significant Property History: 
  • Note: All the properties currently located in the Historic District were originally part of a tract registered by Butler Holcomb with the federal government on October 22, 1831. Thus, abstracts for these properties, when they exist, show the original transfer to be from the United States to Butler Holcomb and may also include references to then President Andrew Jackson.
  • 1862 M. S. Ackerson, the south 1/2 of Lot 2 Block 2, assessed value $200.
  • 1863 M. S. Ackerson, Lot 7 in the"Southwest" Addition, assessed value $500.
  • 1864 M. S. Ackerson, Lot 7 "Southwest" Add., assessed value $400.
  • 1869 M. S. Ackerson, Lot 7 "Southwest" Add., assessed value $325.
  • 1866 M. S. Ackerson, Lot 7 "Southwest" Add., assessed value $300.
  • 1872 Map of the Village has a building footprint, owner, M.S. Ackerson, assessed value $325.
  • 1873 Fred King, assessed value $325.
  • 1875 Fred King, assessed value $350.
  • 1877 Leman Allen (& part Clark's property), assessed value $500.
  • 1878 Leman Allen (& pt. Clark's property), assessed value $500
  • 1880 Leman Allen (& pt. Clark's property), assessed value $1500
  • 1881 Leman Allen, Lot 7 and one rod wide off the south side of Lot 2 in the Holcomb Addition, assessed value $1300, (Allen also owns property on Block 1 and H. H. Howe's house property 91 N. Main)
  • 1883 Leman Allen, Lot 7 as above, assessed value $122, and property on Block 1, and personal tax for a business," Allen & Cruice".
  • 1885 Leman Allen, Lot 7.
  • 1886 Leman Allen, Lot 7, assessed value $850.
  • 1889 C. A. Allen, Lot 7, assessed value $900.
  • 1891 C. A. Allen, Lot 7, assessed value $900.
  • 1892 Mrs. Nelson Walter, assessed value $900.
  • 1895 Mrs. Nelson Walter, assessed value $900.
  • 1898 Mrs. Leman Allen, assessed value $900.
  • 1900 Christina Allen, assessed value $850.
  • 1903 Christina Allen, assessed value $1000.
  • 1909 Christina Reese, assessed value $1600.
  • 1910 Christina and Joseph Reese, assessed value $3500.
  • 1914 Christina and Joseph Reese, Lot 7 & the north 16 & 1/2' of Lot 8 in the Northwest Addition, assessed value $4000,
  • 1931 Christina and Joseph Reese, Lot 6, assessed value $5000.
  • 1940 Christine A. Stratton, Lot 6.
  • 1953 Charles Torr, the south 80' of Lot 6, assessed value $2000.
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