Henry Ford's Honeymoon House Historical

Henry Ford's Honeymoon House Historical (HM1VHP)

Location: Garden City, MI 48135 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.633', W 83° 20.12'

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Henry Ford and Clara Bryant were married on April 11, 1888. Soon afterwards, construction of this house, known as both the Honeymoon House and the Square House, began in Dearborn. Ford built the one-bedroom house himself using timber cut and sawed at his sawmill. The specifications for the kitchen, sitting room, parlor and bedroom were provided by his bride. Later, Ford added his workshop, where he often experimented with gasoline engines.

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In 1891 the Fords left this house for Detroit where Ford's career as an automaker began. They kept the house as a summer cottage until 1937. Ford then gave it to a friend, Robert Smith, now known for his soybean research. After the Fords died, the land on which the house stood was acquired by Ford Land Development Corporation. Smith was told to move the house or tear it down. He moved it here on the anniversary of Ford's birthday, July 30, 1952. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1981
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 307582 N 4688749
Decimal Degrees42.32721667, -83.33533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.633', W 83° 20.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 37.98" N, 83° 20' 7.2" W
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Area Code(s)734, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29835 Beechwood Ave, Garden City MI 48135, US
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