This colonial revival home with a gambrel roof was built by Frank J. Cobbs in Cadillac for his family. He was the adopted son of Johnathan W. Cobbs who along with William Mitchell Cobbs and Mitchell lumbering co which was one of the largest lumbering firms in the state. Johnathan died at a relatively young age in 1898 leaving his only son Frank to run the company at the age of 26. The company thrived under his leadership and he hired George D Mason to design this house in Cadillac. Mason helped in the design of the Grand Hotel and the Detroit Masonic Temple. In the early 1900s, Frank J. Cobbs moved to Portland Oregon to oversee the company’s west coast operations. The house he and his family once lived in is privately owned and still stands in a quiet neighborhood not far from downtown Cadillac.
P.S. The house reminds me of the George Nason house in Chesaning HERE
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