Loranger Gristmill and Stoney Creek Construction, Greenfield Village Restoration Project, April 2003

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

April 2003

Subject Date

April 2003

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.6453

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Multicolored

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