The Carroll Sherman and Bessie E. Jones House, photo c. 1997
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Jones, Carroll Sherman and Bessie E., House
170Main Street, Marcellus - Cass County
Other Names Carroll Sherman Jones House
Poke's Cottage
The Stone House
Property Type stone house
Historic Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Current Use VACANT/NOT IN USE
Style Dutch Colonial
Romanesque
Shingle Style
Architect/Builder Almon Clother Varney
Significant Person Carroll Sherman Jones
Narrative Description The Carroll and Bessie Jones House is a two-story, side-gabled house featuring both Dutch Colonial and Romanesque Revival style elements. The first story is built of hand-cut and fitted, local fieldstone blocks with roped mortar joint. The second floor's massive gambrel roof is topped with red slate, and the gable ends are clad in green slate. A semi-round conical tower rises near the center of the asymmetrical front facade. The interior reflects the Arts and Crafts style through the use of quarter-sawn oak for the doors, trim, and built-in cabinets, and in the simplicity of ornamentation.
Statement of Significance The Jones home was built between 1898 and 1900 by Carroll Sherman Jones, one of the early residents and leading businessmen in Marcellus in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The house is significant architecturally for its unique display of the Dutch Colonial and Romanesque Revivals styles, and as the work of the Detroit architectural firm of A. C. Varney & Company.
Period of Significance 1898-1921
Registry Type(s) 12/01/1997 National Register listed
01/17/1986 State Register listed
Site ID# P22803