Eventually you'll have the opportunity to take an in-person tour of the Amos Gould House in Owosso. But we have a few 'before' pictures of this historic property for you to peruse today and soak in the charm of the home that belonged to Owosso's first mayor.

Who is Amos Gould?

Judge Amos Gould served as the first mayor of Owosso, Michigan, shortly after it was incorporated as a city in 1859. Gould opened the city's first bank and law office, which he initially operated out of his home. He is also credited with organizing Owosso's first school district.

At the time of its inception, Owosso had a population of about 1,000 people. According to History and Social Justice, it is strongly believed that the Shiawassee County city was once considered a 'Sundown Town,' meaning African Americans were not allowed to live or stay overnight. Today, the city is home to about 14,700 people.

About the Gould House

This Owosso landmark was built in 1853 and features some of the home's original hardwood and trim. According to the listing, the circle drive leads to four city lots, situated at the corner of Washington and Oliver Streets.

There are four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and two second-floor, one-bedroom apartments that currently lease for $700 per month.

Recently, the Owosso Historical Commission accepted an offer for the sale of the home. The new owners plan to restore the home to its original historic beauty and plan to eventually open it up to public tours and events.

The listing is being handled by Lucy Ham of Ham Group Realty.

Take a look at the photos below. And we can't wait to see it once the restoration is complete.

 

Historic Amos Gould House in Owosso

An offer has been made, and the historic Gould House in Owosso will soon be sold to a couple who plans to fix it up and restore it to its original beauty.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

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