Firestone Farmhouse

Summary

Benjamin and Catherine Firestone raised their three children in this farmhouse, including tire maker Harvey Firestone. Originally located near Columbiana, Ohio, the 1828 house was updated in 1882 to appear more stylish and up-to-date. The traditional Pennsylvania German layout of the Firestone's farmhouse was transformed, with a central foyer, separate dining room and kitchen, a sitting room, closets, wallpaper, and fancy new furniture.

Benjamin and Catherine Firestone raised their three children in this farmhouse, including tire maker Harvey Firestone. Originally located near Columbiana, Ohio, the 1828 house was updated in 1882 to appear more stylish and up-to-date. The traditional Pennsylvania German layout of the Firestone's farmhouse was transformed, with a central foyer, separate dining room and kitchen, a sitting room, closets, wallpaper, and fancy new furniture.

Artifact

Farmhouse

Date Made

1828

Subject Date

1882-1889

Creators

Firestone, Nicholas, 1767-1847 

Firestone, Benjamin, 1831-1904 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Columbiana 

Creator Notes

Farmhouse originally built by Nicholas Firestone in 1828. In 1882, Benjamin Firestone oversaw a renovation of the property.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Working Farms District

Object ID

83.1.0.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Slate (Rock)
Plaster
Glass (Material)

Dimensions

Width: 30.2 ft

Length: 36.25 ft

Specifications

Built: 1828 by Nicolas Firestone

Original Location: Columbiana County, Ohio

Owners, Operators and Inhabitants through time: 1801-1828: Nicolas and Catherine Firestone (Owners, Inhabitants)<br/> 1837: Peter, son of Nicolas Firestone, and his wife, Sally Ann Firestone (Owners, Inhabitants)<br/> 1853-1885: Sally Ann, widow of Peter Firestone (Owner, Inhabitant)<br/> 1885-1904: Benjamin Firestone, Peter and Sally Ann Firestone&apos;s eldest son. (Owners, Inhabitants)<br/> 1904-1938: Harvey S. Firestone, son of Benjamin Firestone. (Owner)<br/> 1938: Firestone Foundation (Owners, Operators)

Acquired for Greenfield Village: 1983

Acquired from: Firestone Foundation

Other Significant Greenfield Village Dates: 1984: Moved to Greenfield Village<br/>1985: Reconstruction activities completed and building opened<br/>June 29, 1985: Dedication ceremony

Greenfield Village Name Changes: N/A

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