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William H. Kessler House

649 Canfield Avenue West was built in 1879 and was the home of Dr. William H. Kessler, another prominent dentist, who had offices in the Detroit Opera House Building.

In 1913, John W. Watling purchased Dr. Kessler's residence. Mr. Watling was in the business of municipal and corporation bonds and, subsequently, became president of Watling, Lerchen and Company, while still in residence at this address.

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 18/04/2023