1411 W. Ann Arbor Trail

29 Jul


1411 W. Ann Arbor Trail was built in 1918 by Edward C. Hough. This was the home of Ed & Louise (Sheffield) Hough from 1918-1959. They had given their estate the name of “The Elms”. Edward Hough was the son of Lewis C. Hough who was an original founder of the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company which eventually became the Daisy Air Rifle Company. Ed joined the business in 1893 as the Treasurer for the company.  In later years, Ed’s Son Cass Hough would go on to become the President of Daisy. Both Edward & Louise Hough have been laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery.  The Hough family played a significant role in the history of Plymouth and their legacy will continue to live on for many years to come.

This home still retains all of its original elements including the original carriage port on the West side of the home and the 2-story carriage house located behind the home. This home still has an unpaved driveway which makes it easy to look at the home and picture yourself stepping back into time and looking at the grandeur of this home as if it were still the early 1900s.

Below is a photo of the executive team that operated the Daisy Air Rifle Company in 1895. The Team included Lewis C. Hough, Edward Hough, Charles H. Bennett, George W. Hunter, and Alfred W. Chaffee


View of Ann Arbor Trail in 1930. The Hough home sits on the right of the photo:


7 Responses to “1411 W. Ann Arbor Trail”

  1. Tom Dusbiber July 29, 2018 at 10:25 PM #

    Thanks for sharing the history of another great Plymouth home.

    • jamessalamay July 29, 2018 at 11:05 PM #

      Tom, thanks for following PlymouthMiDiscoveries! I know you’re always reading our posts and it is much appreciated. It’s our pleasure to share the history of Plymouth for the world to read.

  2. Patricia Malcolm July 30, 2018 at 7:44 AM #

    I love this home. The homeowner is in her 90’s and very proud of the important history of her home! I know that certain builders have been eyeing that big beautiful lot for years! The home contains almost all of its historical elements! Let’s hope the Elms stands forever!

  3. Patricia Quinn August 1, 2018 at 8:48 AM #

    Lived in Hough House from 1960-1975. Age 3-18….

  4. Patricia Quinn August 1, 2018 at 8:50 AM #

    It also had an elevator and pool with slide and diving board

    • jamessalamay August 1, 2018 at 3:41 PM #

      Thanks so much for sharing your memories!

  5. Kimberly Vargas December 9, 2020 at 9:12 PM #

    My Great Aunt still lives in this home. I have so many fond memories of it growing up and as a young adult. Thank you for sharing the history with everyone. I now reside in California and look forward to having my own children see this house at our next trip back home once the pandemic settles down.

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