Nankin Millers House Historical

Nankin Millers House Historical (HM1TTY)

Location: Westland, MI 48185 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.946', W 83° 22.237'

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Living on the Rouge River

It was a short walk to work.
This was home to milling families who owned and operated Nankin Mills during its gristmill heyday, from 1842 to 1918. Its Greek Revival style was popular when it was built in 1834. The last farmer living here was George Barnes, who sold the house to Henry Ford in 1923. The house also sheltered the family of Edward Cutler, Ford's architect, and later the family of Frank Davison, superintendent of the Ford factory at Nankin Mills until 1946. Today the house contains offices and program space for the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

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Wayne County acquired the mill, miller's house and barn properties from Clara Ford in 1948.
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304742 N 4691259
Decimal Degrees42.34910000, -83.37061667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.946', W 83° 22.237'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 56.76" N, 83° 22' 14.22" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Hawthorne, Westland MI 48185, US
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