Ransom Gillis House
The ransom gillis house is a historic home located at 205 alfred street formerly 63 alfred prior to renumbering in midtown detroit michigan within the brush park district.
Ransom gillis house. The next home down the block from the ransom gillis home at 205 alfred st. The property was sold by gillis in 1880. It was designed by henry t. The ransom gillis house was built in 1876 at a cost of 12 000 286 595 89 approx in 2016 by brush mason for ransom gillis a wholesale dry goods merchant.
The house and property passed though the hands of four different upper income families between 1876 and 1919. The line seen in front of the house was there for the nicole curtis open house nov. See how rehab addict restored the historic property down to every last detail. And john r circa 1879 burton historical collection detroit public library.
The ransom gillis house 205 alfred st formerly 63 alfred brush park historic district city of detroit mi it is one of detroit s oldest and most beautiful houses. The gillis house like most of brush park was ravaged over time and the house became the most famous ruin in detroit. The ransom gillis house was built in 1876 at a cost of 12 000 for ransom gillis a wholesale dry goods merchant. Ransom gillis house through the years time i am the great destroyer of the worlds bhagavad gita 11 32 ransom gillis house southwest corner of alfred st.
Amazingly the city purchased the wreck and stabilized it. Ransom gillis house 10 redevelopments that shaped detroit over the last 10 years the defining trend of the 2010s is undoubtedly the reclamation of detroit s vacant historic buildings. It is one of detroit s oldest and most beautiful houses. Mason and built between 1876 and 1878.
Built during the 1870s the ransom gillis house is a detroit landmark that had fallen into disrepair. It was designed by henry t. Brush and george d. The house was built between 1876 and 1878 for ransom gillis a wholesale dry goods merchant.