Eagle Tavern at Its Original Site, Clinton, Michigan, 1925

Summary

This building was constructed in 1831-2 as a stagecoach stop in Clinton, Michigan, on the Detroit-to-Chicago road. In the early 1900s, during its use as a private residence, the former hotel and tavern fell into disrepair. Henry Ford purchased the badly deteriorated structure in 1927, relocated it to Greenfield Village, and restored it as the Clinton Inn (later Eagle Tavern).

This building was constructed in 1831-2 as a stagecoach stop in Clinton, Michigan, on the Detroit-to-Chicago road. In the early 1900s, during its use as a private residence, the former hotel and tavern fell into disrepair. Henry Ford purchased the badly deteriorated structure in 1927, relocated it to Greenfield Village, and restored it as the Clinton Inn (later Eagle Tavern).

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

02 February 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.711

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 9.875 in

Eagle Tavern

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