Orange Risdon House Hits the Market

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 06/24/2020 - 22:22

The house built by Orange Risdon, credited as Saline's founder, is on the market.

Located at 210 W. Henry St. in downtown Saline, the home is listed as 2,784 square-foot triplex with seven bedrooms and three baths.

It's on the market for $360,000. The property previously sold for $300,000 in 2004 and again in 2017 according to city records.

The home is an important part of Saline's history. Orange Risdon, of Rupert, Vermont, came through what is now Saline to survey a road that would connect Detroit and Chicago - now US-12. Risdon bought land and came back to settle with his wife, Sally.

Accordong to Susan Kosky's book Saline, in 1829 Risdon built his 'federal style clapboard house" for Sally. The home also housed an inn, a general store, a post office and was the location for the first Saline Township meeting. Kosky also said it's rumored the home housed escaped slaves traveling on the Underground Railroad.

The home was built on a hill in what is now Oakwood Cemetery. and was moved in 1949 to its location on Henry Street.

For more information about the listing, click here.

For more information about Saline's history, click here.

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