Large clapboard house with gingerbread trim, viewed diagonally across board sidewalk and fences (decorative and utilitarian). Three boys lean on board fence. Leafless trees by sidewalk, more houses beyond. Handwritten on photograph front, under boys: “George Root, Wm. Clark, Frank Clark.” Typed on label on photograph back: “This house was erected about 1857 or 1858, for Dr. Augur Clark. The three boys in the foreground are William and Frank Clark, and George Root. The two Clark boys are the sons of the doctor. Mr. James F. Joy lived in the house at one time, and James Joy was born there. It was torn down many years ago, and a row of brick buildings erected in its place. The picture was given me by Mr. William A. Butler Jr. The house is on the north side of Fort Street between Cass and First Streets.” Handwritten on photograph back: “D/Sts_Fort, between Cass & First. C.M.B. (?) Dec. 5, 1908.”
Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
… the house behind the tree by Frances Via Flickr: …. if only I could have picked up the tree and temporarily moved it. I was too lazy to clone it out in Photoshop. Love the trim and the shutters on this house. One other time when I visited this town, there was a mini-cooper parked in front. Made me love the scene even more. One of these days, a mini will be sitting in my driveway. Someone who lives nearby owns one and has a front tag that says “Wee”.
Via Flickr: “In about 1880, Benjamin Franklin Camp built this home for his bride, Annie Britt. They lived here for about 20 years, and then moved to High Springs to find more timber for their sawmill. The house was sold to B.F.’s nephew, J.A. Maultsby, who lived here until 1926.
It was then sold to Cockwood Flowers, who then sold it to Oscar and Aris Tillman in 1938. They hired a carpenter who worked for two years installing plumbing, electricity and a new roof, and the Tillmans moved in during 1940.
The house has two-story verandas on the front and back, and a bay window on the north side. This house was occupied by Mrs. Tillman until her death in 1983.
The three Camp brothers founded the town along the Peninsular Railroad in 1881. They sold subdivided town lots with deed restrictions which prohibited the sale of liquor. The Camps ran a saw and planing mill, general merchandise store, cotton gin, grist mill, orange groves and a thriving nursery. By the mid-1880s, Campville grew to a population of 250.”