807 Fort Street
Detroit, MI, USA

  • Architectural Style: Italianate
  • Bathroom: 2
  • Year Built: 1865
  • National Register of Historic Places: N/A
  • Square Feet: 2,534 sqft
  • National Register of Historic Places Date: N/A
  • Neighborhood: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Area of Significance: N/A
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Architectural Style: Italianate
  • Year Built: 1865
  • Square Feet: 2,534 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathroom: 2
  • Neighborhood: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Date: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Area of Significance: N/A
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Apr 11, 2023

  • Charmaine Bantugan

Emily Ward Mansion

Built in 1865, for Eber Brock Ward (1811-1875) and his first wife, Mary Margaret McQueen (1815-1869). He was described as an "Industrial Colossus" and the "Steamship King of the Great Lakes". Nonetheless, his first wife divorced him just four years after this house was built on grounds of adultery and then promptly died. Two months later, the 'grieving' widower had married a girl thirty years his junior and promptly decided to build a new, even grander mansion, across the street at 792 Fort Street. This house was then occupied by his only surviving sibling, Emily. This picture was taken in the year she died (1881) and shows the carriage house with cupola to the left.

Emily Ward Mansion

Built in 1865, for Eber Brock Ward (1811-1875) and his first wife, Mary Margaret McQueen (1815-1869). He was described as an "Industrial Colossus" and the "Steamship King of the Great Lakes". Nonetheless, his first wife divorced him just four years after this house was built on grounds of adultery and then promptly died. Two months later, the 'grieving' widower had married a girl thirty years his junior and promptly decided to build a new, even grander mansion, across the street at 792 Fort Street. This house was then occupied by his only surviving sibling, Emily. This picture was taken in the year she died (1881) and shows the carriage house with cupola to the left.

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