Priscilla Calkins Prior House

Priscilla Calkins Prior House (HM2CII)

Location: Milford Charter Township, MI 48380 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 35.342', W 83° 38.416'

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Frederic and Priscilla Prior and four of their seven children were among Milford Township's earliest settlers. Originally from Massachusetts, the Priors came to Michigan in 1835 and settled near Sears Lake. This house was completed soon after Frederic's death in 1840. Priscilla married Charles Colton of New York and continued to live in the house following his death in 1853. Prior family descendents owned the property until 1936.

Side 2
Built around 1841, the Prior house exemplifies Greek Revival residential architecture. The house mimicks the New England saltbox form, no doubt familiar to Frederic and Priscilla Prior who built the house after migrating from Massachusetts in 1835. The house originally occupied a forty-acre farm. Owned by descendants of the original owners until 1936, the house was associated with one of Milford's most prominent pioneer families.
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HM NumberHM2CII
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 283360 N 4718558
Decimal Degrees42.58903333, -83.64026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.342', W 83° 38.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 20.52" N, 83° 38' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)248, 810
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 835 N Garner Rd, Milford Charter Township MI 48380, US
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