Historic Detroit

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William B. Conley House

West Canfield 691, was the home of a famous Detroit portrait and landscape artist, William B. Conley, who owned the original frame residence built in 1871. He lived here for many years until 1892. The home was sold to John Ward, an attorney in the Abstract Building, who also lived here, but for only a couple of years, until he moved into the house next door.

The original frame house was torn down, and the present brick-residence was built about 1894-95, Subsequent residents were a physician and a realtor who had offices in downtown Detroit.

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

Colin Fox House

Walter Watton House

William H. Kessler House

William Wallace Washburn House

Harry B. Parker House

G. H. Whitaker House

William B. Conley House

John Ward House

Last updated 19/04/2023