George VanDeventer House

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New York native George Vandeventer, who came to Avon Township as a child in 1834, became a successful businessman and civic leader in Rochester. When their home burned in 1875, George and his wife, Julia, built this Italianate-inspired house. The fire persuaded George, who served three terms as village president, to lead the campaign to establish the fire department, which was formed in 1882.

Registered Site L2036
Erected 1999

Location: 404 West Third Street
Rochester, Oakland County

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