General Benjamin Pritchard House (Private Home)

General Benjamin Pritchard house

Description of Historic Site:  Built in 1865 by General Benjamin Pritchard.  He is noted for the capture of the president of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis.  Pritchard was born in Ohio and worked in carpentry and cabinet making trade until he saved up enough money to attend Hiram College.  After college he moved to Allegan, MI and studied law under Judge W.B. Williams.  After General Pritchard’s retirement from the Army he returned to Allegan and partnered with Judge Williams and opened a law practice.  The family home was kept in the family for 140 years.  This is still a private home in the Pritchard’s Outlook Historic District.

Address:  330 Davis St. Allegan, MI