William Ford Barn

Summary

William Ford built this barn near present-day Dearborn, Michigan, in 1863 -- the same year his son Henry was born. Ford primarily used it to store grain and hay, though livestock and tools were occasionally housed in the structure. The barn was moved to The Henry Ford in 1934. Today it's used by Greenfield Village's horses.

William Ford built this barn near present-day Dearborn, Michigan, in 1863 -- the same year his son Henry was born. Ford primarily used it to store grain and hay, though livestock and tools were occasionally housed in the structure. The barn was moved to The Henry Ford in 1934. Today it's used by Greenfield Village's horses.

Artifact

Barn

Date Made

1863

Creators

Ford, William, 1826-1905 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Springwells Township 

Creator Notes

Originally built in 1863 in Springwells Township, Michigan by William Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Working Farms District

Object ID

34.780.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Stone (Worked rock)
Paint (Coating)

Color

Red

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