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Henry A. Cleland House

The last house, on the north side of Canfield Avenue West nearest Third Avenue, still standing, is 702.

The home was built by Dr. Henry A. Cleland, in 1880. Dr. Cleland was a physician, connected with St. Mary's and Harper Hospitals for many years. He had his offices in his own Cleland Building on State Street.

His father-in-law, William Cowie, President of the Detroit Dry Dock Company, lived next door (now razed) on the northeast corner of Canfield Avenue West and Third Avenue. Dr. Henry A. Cleland died in 1911.

Dr. George Duffield, a physician who was married to Clara W. Cowie, owned and occupied this home from 1913, and after Dr. Duffield passed away, his widow continued to live here until the early 1920's.

Here's a list of houses lined up on the north side of W. Canfield between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.. They can also be found on Historic Detroit:

David O. Paige House

John Scott House (2)

Armon J. Fair House

George Prentiss House

John C. Day House

Henry Cowie House

Henry A. Cleland House

Last updated 19/04/2023