Fair Lane
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scook
N 42° 18.854 W 083° 13.916
17T E 316064 N 4687078
Quick Description: Henry Ford's FairLane Manor
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2006 7:58:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMAJ8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dew Crew
Views: 75

Long Description:

Marker Text -
"Here Henry and Clara Bryant Ford lived from 1915 until their deaths in 1947 and 1950. The eminent American auto magnate and inventor named Fair Lane after the road on which his father, William Ford, was born in County Cork, Ireland. The fifty-six room mansion made of marblehead limestone and concrete was completed in 1915. Inventor Thomas A. Edison, a frequent guest here, laid the cornerstone in 1914 for the powerhouse which supplied power for the entire estate. Ford's popularization of the automobile propelled America into an era of accelerated urbanization. Yet the home of this man of controversy and varied interests reflects a love of nature and the countryside. Donated by the Ford Motor Company in 1957 to The University of Michigan for a Dearborn Campus, Fair Lane's secluded acres shelter a national bird sanctuary and nature trails."

Located on Fairlane Drive, west of Evergreen Road in Dearborn, MI
Historical Name: Henry Ford

Parking nearby?: no

Registered Site #: Historic Building 17

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

D/T ratings: Not listed

website: Not listed

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