Map Showing Layout of Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, 1947

Summary

By 1947, Henry Ford had assembled a collection of nearly 90 historic and reproduction buildings in Greenfield Village. Ford had established the Edison Institute as a teaching institution in 1929, but relented to public demand and began admitting visitors in 1933. This map shows some efforts to accommodate increasing attendance figures, including a gatehouse, lunch wagon, and rest rooms.

By 1947, Henry Ford had assembled a collection of nearly 90 historic and reproduction buildings in Greenfield Village. Ford had established the Edison Institute as a teaching institution in 1929, but relented to public demand and began admitting visitors in 1933. This map shows some efforts to accommodate increasing attendance figures, including a gatehouse, lunch wagon, and rest rooms.

Artifact

Map (Document)

Date Made

1947

Subject Date

1947

Collection Title

Edison Institute Records 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.21.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 10.5 in

Inscriptions

Text under map: AIR VIEW OF GREENFIELD VILLAGE, EDISON INSTITUTE

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