52 South Holcomb St.

East side of street

The original section of this house, which was built circa 1880 as a vernacular farmhouse, has seen many changes since then. Shingle siding was applied over the original wood clapboard, the front porch was enclosed, the widows were changed and an attached garage was constructed. The interior was also altered when past owners also owned Bob's Hardware in Clarkston.

Official Property Description: 
  • Lot 3 of Block 14 of Nelson W. Clark's Plat of the Village in the Southwest 1/4 of Section 20 in Independence Township.
  • Lot 1 & the north part of Lot 5 Block 5 & part of Railroad St. of Myron G. Cobb's Southwest Addition to the Original Plat of the Village.
  • Lot 88 of the Assessor's 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.
  • 1842 Nelson W. Clark, Original Plat of the Village.
  • 1843 N. W. & Phidelia A. Clark to Polly Clark Blocks 13, 14, 15, & 16, & Lots 3, 4, 5 & 6 Block 18.
  • 1848 Polly Clark, Blocks 13, 14, 15, & 16, assessed value $76.
  • 1849 Polly Clark to Myron G. & Jane Cobb. Blocks 13, 14, 15 & 16.
  • 1854 Cobb Plat.
  • 1861 John Pinkham, Lots 1 & 5 Block 5, assessed value $120.
  • 1871 Pinkham to Mary Blake, Lots 1,5,6, & 9 Block 5.
  • 1872 Map of the Village has no building footprint where this house stands but there is a small rectangle on the site, owner W.S. Blake.
  • 1881 Mary Blake to William Bird, Lots 1, 5, 6 & 9 Block 5.
  • 1888 Charles Dixson, north by Bird, east by J. West, south by L. Darling, west by Street, assessed value $200.
  • 1892 As above.
  • 1893 as above. ( south by Mrs. James Richardson ).
  • 1894 Seward Demund, assessed value $150.
  • 1900 Seward Demund, assessed value $300.
  • 1914 Seward & Grace Demund, north by Bird, south by Richardson, assessed value $550.
  • 1915 Seward & Grace Demund, Lot 5, assessed value $600.
  • 1917 Fred Bird, Lot 5, assessed value $600.
  • 1920 Fred Bird, Lot 5, assessed value $1200.
  • 1923 John Nelsey Lot 5, assessed value $1700.
  • 1925 Clara L. Grant, Lots 1,2,3,4, & 5 Block 5, assessed value $1250.
  • 1928 George Bird, Lot 5 , assessed value $1700.
  • 1935 George Bird, Lot 5 Block 5 except the west 66' for the Street, assessed value $1100.
  • 1950 George Bird, Lot 88.
  • 1956 Jess Powell.