Martha-Mary Chapel

Summary

Churches were a center of community life in the 1700s, a place where townspeople came together to attend services and socialize. The Martha-Mary Chapel, with its architecture inspired by New England's colonial-era churches, was built in Greenfield Village in 1929. This chapel was named after Henry Ford's mother, Mary Litogot Ford, and his mother-in-law, Martha Bench Bryant.

Churches were a center of community life in the 1700s, a place where townspeople came together to attend services and socialize. The Martha-Mary Chapel, with its architecture inspired by New England's colonial-era churches, was built in Greenfield Village in 1929. This chapel was named after Henry Ford's mother, Mary Litogot Ford, and his mother-in-law, Martha Bench Bryant.

Artifact

Chapel

Date Made

1929

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Revere Copper Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built in Greenfield Village in 1929. Architect Edward J. Cutler patterned it after a church in Bradford, Massachusetts. The bricks, front doors, and door knobs were from Clara Ford's childhood home. The church bell, circa 1835, is attributed to Revere Copper Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

29.3052.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Cast iron
Black walnut (Wood)

Inscriptions

On bell: REVERE / BOSTON

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