Davenport House - Saline

 

This handsome two and a half-story residence, constructed in 1875, was the home of William H. Davenport (1826-1909), prominent Saline citizen. In 1851, Davenport entered into partnership with H. J. Miller in a general store. He bought out Millerís interest in 1853 and became a leading city merchant. Later, Davenport started a private bank in 1885. Since 1902 this bank has been known as the Citizenís Bank of Saline. Well-known Detroit architect William Scott designed Davenportís elegant Second Empire home, built at a cost of $8,500.00.