Landscape Architecture Drawing for Fair Lane, "A Planting Plan for section around service buildings," June 1920

Summary

Henry and Clara Ford hired landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the grounds surrounding Fair Lane -- the Fords' 1300-acre Rouge River estate. Jensen created landscape drawings for many of the estate's natural areas. He also provided plans and drawings for landscaping around service areas, such as greenhouses, vegetable gardens, the powerhouse, and other support buildings.

Henry and Clara Ford hired landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the grounds surrounding Fair Lane -- the Fords' 1300-acre Rouge River estate. Jensen created landscape drawings for many of the estate's natural areas. He also provided plans and drawings for landscaping around service areas, such as greenhouses, vegetable gardens, the powerhouse, and other support buildings.

Artifact

Blueline print

Subject Date

June 1920

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.797.2.17

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Blueprint process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Blue
Dark green

Dimensions

Height: 20 in

Width: 37.25 in

Height: 20.25 in  (Overall)

Width: 46.75 in  (Overall)

Inscriptions

Embossed on lower spine in gold: 17

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