Swimming Pool inside Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, 1951

Summary

In the early 1910s, Henry and Clara Ford selected 1300 acres of farmland in Dearborn, Michigan as the site for a new home. In 1916 the couple moved into their newly-constructed 31,000 square-foot home. The mansion contained 56 rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, and other standard living spaces. The Fords also had a bowling alley and swimming pool installed.

In the early 1910s, Henry and Clara Ford selected 1300 acres of farmland in Dearborn, Michigan as the site for a new home. In 1916 the couple moved into their newly-constructed 31,000 square-foot home. The mansion contained 56 rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, and other standard living spaces. The Fords also had a bowling alley and swimming pool installed.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

27 April 1951

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.95638.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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