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William Jackson House

This is a Queen Anne style home which was most likely designed by John Scott and Company architects.

A two-and-one-half story, multi-gabled, brick house with an octagonal corner tower rock-faced red sandstone trim, a Romanesque style door porch and elaborate foliated carving surrounding a projecting woman's head in the front gable.

There is a matching carriage house at the rear.

Jackson was active in the early telephone industry in Michigan, as the president of the Michigan State Telephone Company. He was also president of the Municipal Lighting Commission under Mayor H. S. Pingree from 1893 to 1894.

After two successive owners, the Jackson House was sold to Merrill-Palmer in 1925 and was used as a staff residence.

BasBlue Detroit now occupies this former residence.

Last updated 06/04/2023