Views of Clinton, Michigan, circa 1915, Including Eagle Tavern at Its Original Site

Summary

These scenes from Clinton, Michigan, include the tavern (upper left) that was moved, restored, and renamed Clinton Inn in Greenfield Village. Built 1831-2, it was originally a stagecoach stop on the Detroit-to-Chicago road. In 1927, Henry Ford purchased the building from resident Ella Smith -- daughter of Walter Smith, who had run the hostelry as Smith's Hotel between 1868 and 1896.

These scenes from Clinton, Michigan, include the tavern (upper left) that was moved, restored, and renamed Clinton Inn in Greenfield Village. Built 1831-2, it was originally a stagecoach stop on the Detroit-to-Chicago road. In 1927, Henry Ford purchased the building from resident Ella Smith -- daughter of Walter Smith, who had run the hostelry as Smith's Hotel between 1868 and 1896.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1915

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.729

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

On front: Greetings from Clinton, Mich. / MAIN STREET, LOOKING WEST, CLINTON, MICH. / CORNER WASHINGTON AND CHICAGO STS. / LAKE SHORE R. R. CROSSING, RAISIN RIVER

Eagle Tavern

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