J. M. Cosad farm

J. M. Cosad farm

Farm of James Madison Cosad, site of the 1877 Grove Meeting. Cosad himself is depicted in the cameo at top. Image from The History of Wayne County, 1877.

Cosad farm w/callouts

Cosad farm w/callouts

The Cosad farm had two barns, (A) and (B); the residence (C); and the meeting hall (D). When the farm was sold in 1949, (A), (B), and (C) still stood. It was unclear whether the structure at (D) was the 1875 meeting hall or a replacement. Barn (A) was razed at an unknown date; Barn (B) was razed circa 1969. The top story of building (D) was removed after a 1960s fire. The main house (C) lost its upper floor at an unknown date.

Cosad house remains

Cosad house remains

This private home incorporates the lower floor of the Cosad farm's principal residence. Photo by Ruth and Jim Chatfield.

Meeting hall remnant

Meeting hall remnant

This private home occupies the site of the 1875 Meeting Hall; it may or may not incorporate portions of that structure's first story. The building was truncated and modernized after a fire in the 1960s.

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