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Henry R. Watson House
|Location||7215 N. Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Henry Rentchler|
|NRHP reference No.||85002965|
|Added to NRHP||October 10, 1985|
Dr. Henry R. Watson studied and practiced medicine with his father in the early nineteenth century, and set up his own practice around 1851. In 1882, he purchased the property this house sits on. A previous house was already located here, but in 1883 Watson hired builder Henry Rentchler to construct this house. He raised sheep on the surrounding farm.
The Watson house is a two-and-one-half story frame cross-gable Stick Style house on a stone foundation. It has a wraparound Eastlake front porch and an overhanging side porch. Decorative details include corner posts, shingled beltcourses, and sunburst panels above windows and in the gable ends. There are multiple projecting bays having diagonal brackets at the eavesline.
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