Saturday, May 3, 2014

At Home in Rochester: The Homer Axford Case House

803 N. Main as it appeared around 1920
This bungalow on the corner of Albertson and North Main streets was built in 1912 as the family home of Homer Axford Case and his wife, Mabel Knapp Case. Homer Case was the brother of Rochester hardware merchant C. W. Case, and like his brother began his business career as a clerk in a hardware store. After working for one year in a store in Owosso, Homer Case established his home in Rochester in 1899 and became assistant postmaster of the village. He was then hired as a bookkeeper at the Rochester Savings Bank and advanced through the management of the bank to become head cashier in 1919.

Homer A. Case was involved in many business ventures and efforts to promote growth in Rochester's economy during the first half of the twentieth century, and also served two years as president of the board of commerce.  He died in 1959.

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