William Vincent was a graduate of Civil Engineer of Chester College in England who arrived in Manistee in the spring of 1871. He later found employment in the area working as a lumber broker, real estate investor and surveyor.
At the time, he wanted to construct a home that would withstand the test of time, and therefore he constructed a home that was built of brick and stone. The home contains a parlor, sitting and dining rooms, a china closet, and six chamber rooms.
Vincent built this Queen Anne style home in 1885. Today, the house remains in the Vincent family. The barn, located east of the house has been rehabilitated and converted into a fine residence.