Solomon Caswell House, photo dated 1963.
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Caswell House
60 West Wattles Road, Troy - Oakland County
Property Type frame house
Historic Use DOMESTIC
Current Use RECREATION AND CULTURE/museum
Style Greek Revival
Significant Person Solomon Caswell
Narrative Description The Solomon and Hulda Caswell House is a rectangular two-story Greek Revival frame structure covered with clapboard siding and featuring a small rear shed-roofed extension. The entrance facade features a central entrance with pilasters and a heavy entablature. The roofline features a denticulated cornice with returns. The building currently rests on a concrete block foundation that is faced with fieldstone.
Statement of Significance The Caswell House is a well preserved example of Greek Revival architecture that represents over one hundred years of a pioneer family's history. Built in approximately 1832 by shoemaker and farmer Solomon Caswell, the house has undergone some alterations including a one-and-one-half-story addition in 1850 and a porch in 1920. The house was threatened in 1968 until it was moved and restored by the city of Troy's historical commission. The building is currently city-owned and is part of the Troy Museum and Historic Village.
Period of Significance 1832-1968
Significant Date(s) 1832, 1850, 1920, 1968
Registry Type(s) 01/13/1972 National Register listed
11/14/1969 State Register listed
Site ID# P24411