A couple months ago I went back to the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit public library and continued my earlier research. I just haven't gotten around to posting it.
One interesting thing I found is that the earliest owner (that I can find), Joseph Kingston, had a wife listed as "Eliza". He died in 1899 where the house changes into his wifes name. In 1904 it changes ownership to "Charles E. Rhodes" with wife "Eliza". Either a coincidence in names of Charles marries Eliza Kingston. Later on in 1941 Charles E. Rhodes is listed as being married to "Mary A". I'm tempted to explore the Catholic Church marriage records (which I know still exist in the Burton)
I'm a little sad to see the sparse amount of Detroit directories in the last 40 years. I would of expected them to be more complete. Where about 25% or more are missing. I'm sure I can find these records elsewhere when I have the time.
|1850||x||Woodbridge Farm?||This is the last available directory before the 1865 directory where the house first appears. So the build date for the house is 1851-1865|
|1865||Joseph Kingston||104 Baker||first time the house appears in Detroit directories. Joseph is listed as a "dray man". Which is one who drives a "dray" or a flatbed cart for moving heavy items.|
|1867||Joseph Kingston||132 Baker||Address changes from 104 to 132|
|1899||Eliza Kingston||132 Baker||Owner changes to Eliza, this leads me to discover Josephs death entry in Michigan records. Eliza is a "housekeeper".|
|1904||Charles E. Rhodes||132 Baker||Charles is a carpenter. In earlier directories he lives in Delray, which is a place I have a lot of interest in. In Delray he is only a "Laborer"|
|1922||Charles E. Rhodes||xxxx* Baker||The entire city is renumbered and the address changes to it's current 4-digit address|
|1920's||Charles E. Rhodes||xxxx* Bagley||The street is renamed "Bagley" after Governor John Judson Bagley, who served Michigan from 1873 to 1877|
|1932-1933||Charles E. Rodes||xxxx* Bagley||It appears at this point the house was a duplex also listing a now non-exsisting address between my neighbor and I. There is also mention of a "MO&I Express Inc. Operating out of the back.|
|1941||Charles E. Rodes||xxxx* Bagley||Last listing for Charles E. Rhodes|
|1949-1950||Freda McCreary||xxxx* Bagley||the phone number is WO5-0497|
|1953||No owner is listed||xxxx* Bagley||vacant?|
|1958||James "Alma" T. Slater||xxxx* Bagley||He is a porter at a dealership Chevrolet (1960), Royal Pontiac (1964),|
|1970||James "Alma" T. Slater||xxxx* Bagley||Last listing for James T Slater.|
|1970-present||?||xxxx* Bagley||Sadly the Burton Directories get very sparse here. Although these might be electronic documents.|
|2005-2006||Bank of New York||xxxx* Bagley||Who I bought it from|
|2006-2007||This guy!||xxxx* Bagley||House gets a little redemption...|
*omission of the current address is only to protect the quietness of my project. Anybody who has been near Corktown knows what house it is.