Bidwell Mansion, photo taken 1978
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Dennis-State Street Historic District (Boundary Increase)
Bounded by Union Street on the north, railroad tracks on the south, State Street on the east, and Dennis Street on the west. Properties fronting on both sides of the streets are included as well as the property known historically as the Bidwell Mansion,, Adrian - Lenawee County
Other Names Bidwell Mansion
Property Type brick house
Historic Use DOMESTIC
Style Italianate
Narrative Description The boundary increase for the Dennis-State Street Historic District includes the original boundaries of Dennis and State Streets between the New York Central Railroad and Union Street, as well as one new property, the Bidwell Mansion, located at 204 East Church Street The Bidwell Mansion is nearly a cube in form. The brick walled Italianate has a small service wing projecting form the rear of the house. A nearly flat, heavily bracketed hipped roof typifies the style as does the square belvedere. An entrance portico with a second story balustrade supported by fluted corinthian columns.
Statement of Significance The Bidwell Mansion is one of the largest and finest Italiantate houses in the city of Adrian. The house was built in the early 1860s for prominent local dry goods merchant George L. Bidwell whose success was reflected in this elegant home, which stands prominently off the city's main thoroughfare.
Period of Significance 1826-1865
Significant Date(s) 1860, 1866
Registry Type(s) 07/26/1979 National Register listed
07/26/1974 State Register listed
Site ID# P3683