ARCHITECT: William LeBaron Jenney
In 1880, E.P. Case was employed by lumberman John Canfield as a bookkepper, and was apparently impressed with Canfield’s home which was designed by Chicago architect William LeBaron Jenny who designed seven other buildings in Manistee, five of which were razed. While it was said that Case desired a modest home, Jenny went ahead and designed this unique, Gothic-style residence on Fourth Street.
Case only lived in the elegant home for six years before his death in December 1886. Through the years, the Case Home has had a number of owners and many families have occupied it while renting.