1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse

1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse (HM2GZ9)

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N 42° 41.775', W 83° 6.917'

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Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Here garden lovers linger at any time of the year. The devotee of antiques finds grazing ground. ... Admirers of large rooms, quaint nooks, story-and-a-half beamed ceilings, low French doors and windows, great fireplaces, balconies, curved stairways and high wood wainscoting, find them here.
Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen

The 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse replaced the log cabin built by the Taylor family upon their settlement of Stony Creek Village in 1823.

In the early 1920s the Van Hoosen family decided to add onto their farmhouse, creating their long-awaited dream home. By 1923, the farmhouse was moved back two hundred feet from the road, and, in the process, the horse barn and a number of outbuildings and additions were removed. The large timbers from the horse barn, once located where the garage is today, were placed throughout the interior of the renovated farmhouse, while brick from the smokehouse found a new purpose in the house's three fireplaces.

Throughout the Van Hoosen Farmhouse you will find furnishings from five generations of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families, including furniture that traveled on the Erie Canal with the original settlers and a Medici tapestry that was brought home from a trip to Italy in the 1920s.

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, each generation

of the family carefully preserved it for the next. Dr. Sarah Van Hoosen Jones, the last family resident, donated all of her land holdings to Michigan State University upon her death in 1972. In 1979, Michigan State University donated the house and three acres to Avon Township (today the City of Rochester Hills) to be used as a museum.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse allows you to experience the glory of our past with a fascinating trip back in time.
HM NumberHM2GZ9
Placed ByRochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
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Date Added Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 326736 N 4729254
Decimal Degrees42.69625000, -83.11528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 41.775', W 83° 6.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 41' 46.5" N, 83° 6' 55.02" W
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