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Summary

During the early 19th century, Americans looked to classical Greece for inspiration in establishing our national identity. This extended to architecture, where designs were often based on Greek temples. This house is an excellent example of the Greek revival, built in the early 1830s. Henry Ford admired the house so much that he selected it as his representative of the Greek revival for Greenfield Village.

During the early 19th century, Americans looked to classical Greece for inspiration in establishing our national identity. This extended to architecture, where designs were often based on Greek temples. This house is an excellent example of the Greek revival, built in the early 1830s. Henry Ford admired the house so much that he selected it as his representative of the Greek revival for Greenfield Village.

Artifact

House

Date Made

circa 1835

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Ann Arbor 

Creator Notes

Originally built at 1223 Pontiac Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

35.897.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

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