Joseph E. Hall House, photo submitted in 1986.
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Hall, Joseph E., House
210 South Oneida Street, Tecumseh - Lenawee County
Other Names Joseph E. Hall House
Property Type brick house
Historic Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Current Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Style Italianate
Late Victorian
Architect/Builder Salmon Crane
Narrative Description The Joseph Hall House is a relatively modest, two-story, red brick, L-plan, Italianate structure with a square tower in the angle between the two short arms of the L. The house's widely projecting eaves display simple paired brackets and the window openings have segmental arch heads without caps. In the tower, however, windows below the eaves have round heads and corbelled brick caps. A hip-roof, bungalow-style, brick-pier porch extends across the front and around part of one side.
Statement of Significance The Hall House is significant among Tecumseh's numerous Italianate houses for its modest size and its irregular, towered form, which adds visual drama to a street of otherwise simple and ordinary structures. The house is also significant as a well preserved work of Tecumseh's leading architect/contractor of the 1865 to 1900 period, Salmon Crane. The house was built about 1870 for Joseph E. Hall, a local jeweler who also built organs and seraphines. The Halls lived here until 1882.
Period of Significance 1800-1899
Significant Date(s) c. 1870
Registry Type(s) 08/13/1986 National Register listed
Site ID# P23919