Axford-Coffin Farm Historical

Axford-Coffin Farm Historical (HM1UAO)

Location: Oakland charter Township, MI 48363 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 47.089', W 83° 8.762'

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This complex of buildings began as the farmstead of John Axford, who built the Greek Revival house during the 1840s. Farmer Jacob Kline purchased it in 1848, and his descendants operated the farm until 1925. During the Great Depression the bank foreclosed on the mortgage. In 1939 Howard A. Coffin, a Detroit businessman and U.S. Congressman, and his wife, Abbie, converted the farm to a country retreat. They enlarged the house, updated some of the buildings, and added a massive interior fireplace and stone-walled pond. Coffin and his second wife, Marie, sold the farm in 1951. Subsequent owners rented out the property and made few changes, thus preserving the farm. The township purchased it in 1996. The farm is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 324467 N 4739152
Decimal Degrees42.78481667, -83.14603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.089', W 83° 8.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 5.34" N, 83° 8' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)248, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 174-480 W Predmore Rd, Oakland charter Township MI 48363, US
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