Abram C. Fisk House (Blue Hat Coffee)
Constructed in 1863 by its namesake, Abram C. Fisk, this house is one of the finest historic homes in Coldwater. It was designed in the Italianate style and sits prominently along Chicago Street. Fisk pioneered race-horse breeding and turned it into a successful enterprise. What is also remarkable about the house is that in 1879 Fisk built a horse race track around it. The track no longer exists today but it was was a half mile in length and was lined with maple trees. Today, the house is now a coffee shop called Blue Hat Coffee.
Backstory and Context
Abram died in 1897. His son, William, owned it until 1914 when it was sold to a married couple. The house passed onto a series of owners including one who used it as an antique shop. The current owner, Phillip Jewell, inherited it in 2000 from his mother, who bought the house in 1961. He and his wife, Catherine, who is the owner, opened Blue Hat Coffee in 2016.
Reid, Don. "The historic Fisk house." The Daily Reporter. July 24, 2016. https://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/20160724/historic-fisk-house.
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