Axford-Coffin Farm
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
N 42° 47.087 W 083° 08.759
17T E 324471 N 4739149
Quick Description: Now part of the Oakland Township park system. Located on the north side of Predmore Road, approximately 1/2 mile west of Rochester Road.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2006 7:59:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM10M7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
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Long Description:
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 stone fireplace and a 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.
Historical Name: John Axford, Jacob Kline, Howard A., Abbie and Marie Coffin

Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: Local Site #2113

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

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