9 Beautiful Historic Homes in Oakland County
Oakland County, Michigan is rich with historic buildings and architecture and almost all of them are listed at the National Register of Historic Places.
These unique buildings and one-of-a-kind architectures are considered Oakland County treasures. And if you happen to visit Oakland County or wanted to explore more the beauty of it, check out this list of historic homes.
The Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House (also known as the Affleck House) is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian home. The construction on the house was completed in 1941 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1985.
Also known as Crissman Orchards, Grant Residence, this house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 2002. It has a mid-19 century gothic revival style.
Royal Aldrich built this two-story Greek Revival farmhouse around 1840. The house retains its original clapboard siding, interior woodwork, doors and hardware. It is supported by fourteen-inch to sixteen inch walnut beams and a cobblestone basement foundation. The house was listed on the NRHP on August 19, 1994.
This house has mid 19th century exotic revival Victorian style. It was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1987.
Farmington Hills’ historic Botsford Inn was built in 1836. Henry Ford bought it in 1924 and moved it back from the road, where it still stands today, surrounded by the Beaumont Hospital complex at Grand River and Eight Mile. This building was listed at the NRHP on September 19, 1979.
Also known as The Lone Ranger’s House, this house was once owned by Earle Graser, the original voice of the ‘Lone Ranger’ character on the radio. It was listed on the NRHP on March 15, 2002.
An especially well-preserved example of Greek Revival architecture. The home was built by Solomon and Hulda Caswell in 1832, and Caswell’s descendants occupied it until 1965, when William Caswell, Solomon’s grandson, died a bachelor. In 1968, the house was moved from its original location, and it is now part of the Troy Museum and Historic Village.
This house has a late 19th and 20th century, colonial revival style. It became a historic site on March 25, 2008.
A one of a kind house with a mid 19th century, exotic revival and Greek revival vernacular style or design. This house was listed on NRHP on October 14, 1980.
These houses are just few of the many Oakland County historic homes that are registered at the National Register of Historic Places. Hope you can visit them all!