55 Buffalo St.

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East side of street

This Greek Revival style house, the reverse of the house to the north, was built 1860/61 for/by G.B. Bartlett. The footprint of the building seen on the 1872 map of the Village, compared to the present footprint, shows that an addition to the street facade at the north end was constructed in the intervening time, increasing interior space and recessing the porch. Additions to the east facade were also constructed. The Greek Revival elements of the house are evident in the broken pediment and wide entablature under the low-pitched gable roof of the street facing one & 1/2 story section of the house; the entablature which is carried on engaged pilasters at the corners; and the single story wing with recessed porch. The proportion of the six over six-light symmetrically placed windows under the gable roof is also typical of the style.

Official Property Description: 
  • Lots 6 & 7 (the house sits on Lot 7) Block 7 of Nelson W. Clark's Original Plat of the Village in the Southeast 1/4 on Section 20 in Independence Township.
  • Lot 29 of the Assessor's Plat.
Significant Property History: 
  • 1831 United States to Butler Holcomb.
  • 1833 Butler Holcomb & wife, Mary, To Roswell/Roosevelt Holcomb, the west 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 20.
  • 1833 Butler Holcomb & wife, Mary, To Roswell/Roosevelt Holcomb, and wife, Elvine Holcomb, and Daniel B. Holcomb and wife, Alimira, to Jeremiah Clark, the south part of the west 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 20.
  • 1839 Jeremiah Clark to Nelson Washington Clark, the undivided 1/2 of the west 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 20 commencing.......
  • 1842 Jeremiah Clark & wife, Polly, to Nelson W. Clark, the south part of the west 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 20. Also other land.
  • 1842 Jeremiah Clark & Nelson W. Clark to Village of Clarkston (Original plat of the Village).
  • 1844 Nelson W. Clark, Lot 7 Block 7, assessed value $6.
  • 1846 Jeremiah Clark, the west 1/2 of Block 7, assessed value $12.
  • 1847 Jeremiah Clark, the west 1/2 of Block 7 except Lot 2, assessed value $10.
  • 1848 Newton Clark, Lots 7, 10, 11, 14, & 15 Block 7, assessed value $50
  • 1855 G. B. Bartlett, Lots 7 & 10 Block 7, assessed value 80.
  • 1860 G. B. Bartlett, assessed value $180. James Bartlett, a piece 20'x27'on Lot 6
  • 1861 G. B. Bartlett, assessed value $300.
  • 1862 G. B. Bartlett, assessed value $400.
  • 1865 G. B. Bartlett, assessed value $500.
  • 1872 Map of the Village shows a building footprint, owner, G. B. Bartlett
  • 1878 Thomas Carran, Lots 6, 7, & 10, assessed value $450.
  • 1904 Mrs. Finette Bower Lots 6, 7, & 10, assessed value $800.
  • 1914 Finette Bower Lots 6, 7 & 10, assessed value $1000.
  • 1917 Finette Bower, (N.Y.), Lots 6, 7& 10, assessed value $1000.
  • 1920 Ed. Seeterlin, Lot 7 & 10, assessed value $1800.
  • 1925 F. Terry, Lots, 6, 7 & 10, assessed value $1800.
  • 1927 Floyd Terry, Lots 6, 7, 10 & 11, assessed value $2000.
  • 1933 Floyd Terry, Lots 6, 7 and 10, assessed value $1600.
  • 1938 William T. Terry Machine Co., Farm Implement Repair.
  • 1948 Floyd Terry.
  • 1957 Blanche Terry, obit. 8/22/57, Clarkston News.
  • 1970s Robert C. Anthony.
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