Bagley Avenue Workshop

Summary

Henry Ford transformed the storage shed behind his family's rented duplex at 58 Bagley Avenue in Detroit into a workshop. Here, in 1896, he built his first car -- the "Quadricycle." In 1933, Ford reconstructed the shed in Greenfield Village. The original shed had been torn down, so he used bricks from a wall of the Bagley Avenue residence instead.

Henry Ford transformed the storage shed behind his family's rented duplex at 58 Bagley Avenue in Detroit into a workshop. Here, in 1896, he built his first car -- the "Quadricycle." In 1933, Ford reconstructed the shed in Greenfield Village. The original shed had been torn down, so he used bricks from a wall of the Bagley Avenue residence instead.

Artifact

Workshop (Work space)

Date Made

1933

Subject Date

1896

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Reconstruction of Henry Ford's 1896 Bagley Avenue Workshop built in Greenfield Village under the supervision of architect Edward J. Cutler. Some materials from original building.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Object ID

33.707.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Reconstruction (Construction)

Color

Red

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