Greenfield Village Gatehouse, 1930

Summary

In 1930, Henry Ford commissioned Robert Derrick to create a gatehouse entrance for Greenfield Village. Like the Museum, the gatehouse was designed in a colonial revival style. This decorative building provided an orientation to the historic site. Visitors purchased tickets in a large entry hall and proceeded into the Village. In 2003, the building was updated to accommodate the needs of handicapped and special needs visitors.

In 1930, Henry Ford commissioned Robert Derrick to create a gatehouse entrance for Greenfield Village. Like the Museum, the gatehouse was designed in a colonial revival style. This decorative building provided an orientation to the historic site. Visitors purchased tickets in a large entry hall and proceeded into the Village. In 2003, the building was updated to accommodate the needs of handicapped and special needs visitors.

Artifact

Watercolor (Painting)

Date Made

circa 1931

Subject Date

1931-1932

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

84.176.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Adhesive
Mat board
Paper (Fiber product)
Watercolor (Paint)

Technique

Watercolor painting (Technique)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Length: 17 in

Width: 23.5 in

Inscriptions

front, bottom right: Robert O. Derrick Inc., Architects front, bottom left: Frederick Crowther

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