Henry Ford Theater (Edsel Ford Workshop)

Summary

When Edsel Ford passed away in 1943, Henry and Clara Ford constructed this building to memorialize their son. It was based on a workshop that father and son shared above the garage at the family home in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood, where the Fords lived while Edsel was a teenager. The short posts framing the door are from the original site.

When Edsel Ford passed away in 1943, Henry and Clara Ford constructed this building to memorialize their son. It was based on a workshop that father and son shared above the garage at the family home in Detroit's Boston-Edison neighborhood, where the Fords lived while Edsel was a teenager. The short posts framing the door are from the original site.

Artifact

Workshop (Work space)

Date Made

1943-1944

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Built in Greenfield Village as a memorial to Edsel Ford. Architect Edward J. Cutler designed the building as a replica of the Detroit workshop that Edsel used with his father while growing up.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Object ID

44.160.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

Technique

Reconstruction (Construction)

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