Dr. Howard's Office

Summary

Alonson Howard practiced medicine in rural Tekonsha, Michigan, starting around the time of the Civil War. He was an "eclectic" physician, combining Western medicine and surgery with the herbal and homeopathic methods popular in the 19th century. This building was the waiting room, office and laboratory for Doc Howard and his patients. He also made herbal medicines here.

Alonson Howard practiced medicine in rural Tekonsha, Michigan, starting around the time of the Civil War. He was an "eclectic" physician, combining Western medicine and surgery with the herbal and homeopathic methods popular in the 19th century. This building was the waiting room, office and laboratory for Doc Howard and his patients. He also made herbal medicines here.

Artifact

Building (Structure)

Date Made

circa 1839

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Tekonsha 

Creator Notes

Built, circa 1839, as a schoolhouse in Tekonsha, Michigan. Converted into a doctor's office by Alonson Howard about 1855.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

56.117.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Howard D. and Ida B. Washburn

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Brick (Clay product)

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