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Summary

Henry Ford was born in this farmhouse on July 30, 1863. The house stood near the corner of present-day Ford and Greenfield Roads in Dearborn. Ford grew up in the house and moved out at age 16 to find work in Detroit. He restored the farmhouse in 1919 and moved it to Greenfield Village in 1944.

Henry Ford was born in this farmhouse on July 30, 1863. The house stood near the corner of present-day Ford and Greenfield Roads in Dearborn. Ford grew up in the house and moved out at age 16 to find work in Detroit. He restored the farmhouse in 1919 and moved it to Greenfield Village in 1944.

Artifact

Farmhouse

Date Made

1861

Subject Date

1863-1879

Creators

Ford, William, 1826-1905 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Springwells Township 

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built by William Ford in Springwells Township, Michigan (what is now Dearborn, Michigan.)

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Object ID

44.158.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry & Clara Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Pine (Wood)
Glass (Material)

Color

White (Color)

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