54 West Washington St.

South side of street

Historically, according to the research done in the 1970s for the Historic Building/Structure Inventory Form, the original section of this house was a tollhouse on Dixie Highway which was moved to this site by 1862. Under the ownership of "Lizzie" Rockwell this house served as a maternity home in the 1920s. Since 1990 this house has undergone major renovation. A second story was added to the single story ell at the rear (south side). Note: two bedrooms on second floor were previously connected with a hallway which was less than 3' wide.

Official Property Description: 
  • Lot 2 Block 15 of Nelson W. Clark's Original Plat of the Village in the Southwest 1/4 of Section 20 in Independence Township
  • Lot 1 Block 1 of Cobb's Southwest Addition.
  • Lot 82 of the Assessor's Plat
Significant Property History: 
  • 1844 Jeremiah and Nelson W. Clark, the Mill Lot, assessed value $2000.
  • 1847 as above.
  • 1848 Nelson W. Clark, the Mill "Lott" on the Southwest 1/4, assessed value $2000.
  • 1858 George Green, Lot 1 Block 1, assesed value $50,
  • 1859┬áJesse Millard, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $50. Judson Paddock.
  • 1862 Building reportedly moved to this site.
  • 1864 Moved to this site, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $150.
  • 1866 William Scadding, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $100.
  • 1867 William Scadding, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $150.
  • 1868 J. M. Haight, Lot 1 Block 1 of the Southwest Addition, assessed value $20.
  • 1870 William Scadding, Lot 1 Block 1 in the Southwest Addition, assessed value $170.
  • 1872 Map of the Village has a building footprint on the site, owner, William Scadding.
  • 1884 Frank Yeager/Yager, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $250.
  • 1885 as above.
  • 1888 Frank Yeager/Yager, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $150.
  • 1891 Watson Beardslee, Lot 1 Block 1, assessed value $200.
  • 1900 Miss Delia Crosby, Lot Block 1, assessed value $700.
  • 1907 Lydia Vliet, assessed value $300.
  • 1914 Lydia Vliet, assessed value $300.
  • 1920 Mrs. W. Rockwell, Lot 1, assessed value $100.
  • 1925 Lizzie Rockwell, all of Lot 1 Block 1, except the west 105', assessed value $1300.
  • 1930 Lizzie Rockwell, all of Lot 1 Block 1, except the west 105', assessed value $1300.
  • 1935 Lizzie Rockwell, all of Lot 1 Block 1, except the west 105', assessed value $850.
  • 1937 Lizzie Rockwell, as above.
  • 1950 Rockwell, Lot 82.