1274 Penniman Ave

19 Mar

1274Penniman

1274 Penniman Ave. Built in 1894. Once serving as the home of Floyd W. Hillman who was a local business owner.  At one time Hillman actually owned a “Graham-Paige” auto dealership that once stood at 505 S. Main Street. In 1938 this home was purchased by Perry Richwine who was an attorney that also served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Plymouth Federal Savings & Loan. Richwine also served a term as the Mayor of Plymouth. Today you can still see the plaque that bares Richwine’s name where he had his law practice at 863 Penniman. In 1948 this home was purchased by Arthur Jenkins who was the editor of the “Plymouth Mail” newspaper. Today this home is currently owned by an attorney that has put much work into preserving this wonderful Plymouth home that once housed some of Plymouth’s prominent people from days of long ago.

Prior to this post, we had not heard of Graham-Paige automobiles, let alone the fact that there was a dealership here in Plymouth. Learn more about Graham-Paige by clicking this Wikipedia link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham-Paige

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2 Responses to “1274 Penniman Ave”

  1. SUZANNE R FANNING May 3, 2016 at 3:55 PM #

    Thank you so much for your work in researching the history of this wonderful home. It is lovely to know how many different people have cared for this historic house. I love reading your blog and look forward to learning more about the rich history of Plymouth homes

  2. Karen October 28, 2016 at 1:10 PM #

    Do you happen to know anything about Perry Richwine? Did he have a wife named Mary?

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