Speaking of the GOW family, there was a barn structure on the northwest corner of Square Lake/Livernois. In fact, during the 1960's it became a popular place to buy unique earrings/jewelry, pottery, and incense. It was known as "Gow's Little Acre". They had a fire and lost most of the barn. The only part saved was the carriage house which was later relocated by the City of Troy to the Troy Historic Village where it currently functions as the carriage house/blacksmith shop.
I am a volunteer there and a member of the Troy Historical Society. I am currently working on a project that is trying to do the complete genealogy of the families whose names appear on the stained glass windows in the church. That church and parsonage were originally just east of the south east corner of Square Lake at Livernois. The Blount family is the one I am currently researching. The church was originally Episcopalian, but when their congregation grew, they sold it to the United Methodist Church. Both the church and parsonage were bought by the City of Troy and moved to the Troy Historic Village where they are maintained and used for various functions.