The Croswell House
The Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter NSDAR maintains the Croswell House in Adrian, MI. It was built in 1841. This modest red brick house is considered to be a perfect example of the early Michigan style of Greek Revival architecture. Elizabeth Musgrave Croswell Merrill, the widow and second wife of Governor Charles Croswell, gave it to the chapter in 1927 as a memorial to the 17th Governor of the State of Michigan. Governor Croswell’s first wife died after she fell down the stairs, protecting the baby she carried from harm. There are five pieces of original furniture in the house. The Croswell House is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Michigan Historical Markers.