William Ford Barn

Summary

William Ford built this barn in Springwells Township, Michigan, in 1863, the same year his son Henry was born. William Ford primarily used it to store grain and hay, though livestock and tools occasionally were housed in the structure as well. The barn was modified for Greenfield Village and today holds stables for the museum's horses.

William Ford built this barn in Springwells Township, Michigan, in 1863, the same year his son Henry was born. William Ford primarily used it to store grain and hay, though livestock and tools occasionally were housed in the structure as well. The barn was modified for Greenfield Village and today holds stables for the museum'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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