Ford Tri-Motor Airplane in Flight over Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan, 1931

Summary

The Dearborn Inn opened in 1931. Henry Ford's hotel, built in the Early American style, served passengers from his adjacent Ford Airport, traveling Ford employees and dealers, and visitors to the nearby Edison Institute (later renamed The Henry Ford). When it opened, the inn was described as perhaps the first modern hotel built next to an airport.

The Dearborn Inn opened in 1931. Henry Ford's hotel, built in the Early American style, served passengers from his adjacent Ford Airport, traveling Ford employees and dealers, and visitors to the nearby Edison Institute (later renamed The Henry Ford). When it opened, the inn was described as perhaps the first modern hotel built next to an airport.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1931

Subject Date

August 1931

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.56398.1

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: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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