Maple Lane during the Greenfield Village Restoration Project, December 2002

Summary

By 2000, Greenfield Village began showing its age. Buildings and crumbling infrastructure desperately needed repair. Museum planners envisioned a revitalized village. They created themed "Historic Districts" by relocating and refurbishing the historic structures. Workers repaved streets and upgraded water, sewer, electric, and gas lines. In June 2003, nine months after restoration began, visitors passed through a new entrance into a reborn Greenfield Village.

By 2000, Greenfield Village began showing its age. Buildings and crumbling infrastructure desperately needed repair. Museum planners envisioned a revitalized village. They created themed "Historic Districts" by relocating and refurbishing the historic structures. Workers repaved streets and upgraded water, sewer, electric, and gas lines. In June 2003, nine months after restoration began, visitors passed through a new entrance into a reborn Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Digital photograph

Date Made

December 2002

Subject Date

December 2002

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.5539

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Multicolored

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