West Bloomfield Historical Society

Taft House


This is a very early home.  It originally was owned by the Taft family.  It is built of bricks.


Ownership:

179o land purchased by Captain Robert Taft

1799 replaced log cabin with present dwelling

1845 inherited by son Myron Taft

1905 inherited by daughter Alice and husband Gilman Wood

1930 Gilman Wood took it over

1957 Edgar Wood, Alice and Gilman's son