Eagle Tavern at Its Original Site, circa 1908, "Old Stage House, Clinton, Michigan"

Summary

This "Old Stage House," constructed 1831-2 in Clinton, Michigan, was originally a stagecoach stop on the Detroit-to-Chicago road. In 1927, Henry Ford purchased the building from resident Ella Smith -- the daughter of Walter Smith, who had run the hostelry as Smith's Hotel between 1868 and 1896. Moved to Greenfield Village, the restored and renamed Clinton Inn opened in 1929.

This "Old Stage House," constructed 1831-2 in Clinton, Michigan, was originally a stagecoach stop on the Detroit-to-Chicago road. In 1927, Henry Ford purchased the building from resident Ella Smith -- the daughter of Walter Smith, who had run the hostelry as Smith's Hotel between 1868 and 1896. Moved to Greenfield Village, the restored and renamed Clinton Inn opened in 1929.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1908

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

42.15.1

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes
Printing (Process)
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Eagle Tavern

Details
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