Cobb House

Title

Cobb House

Description

The Whitney/Cobb House is important as an early nineteenth-century dwelling that displays late nineteenth-century detailing which was added during a major renovation. Brackets, beneath deeply projecting cornices, decorate gables and roof eves. The arcaded wrap-around porch is the most distinguishing feature with its complex millwork including segmental arches, scrolled brackets, and pendants. A V-notched log outbuilding located behind the main house provides a distinct contrast. During the Civil War the Whitney/Cobb House served as a tavern and stagecoach shop; and, reputedly, Union General Ulysses S. Grant once lodged overnight in it.

Creator

Kubiak, Lavinia

Date

1986

Contributor

Madison County Historical Society

Format

PHOTOGRAPH/5x7

Type

image

Identifier

1988-009-023

Files

1988-009-023.jpg

Tags

Citation

Kubiak, Lavinia, “Cobb House,” Historic Madison, accessed September 19, 2017, http://historicmadison.omeka.net/items/show/1441.

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