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Many houses in Dearborn are made from brick made from local clay because of the abundant clay deposits in the area. This Garrison home was built with bricks from the Dort brickyard, the same source of bricks used in the Arsenal buildings.
Learn more about historic preservation in Dearborn and how revisions to the current historic district ordinance could be an advantage for the city and its residents. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.
The State of Michigan just passed a tax credit that enables owners of homes in historic districts to get up to 25 percent back on home renovations.
An interesting character began to build this home, but was convicted of embezzling from the Detroit Public Welfare Department at the height of the Depression before he could finish it.
The builder of this home was a Ford man who fed the "beast," the Ford Rouge Complex, with the vast quantities of raw materials needed for the Model A.
A puppeteer and early television pioneer who entertained generations of Detroit-area children lived in this Morley Avenue house.
This was Frank Corrigan's home. He got his start driving Henry Ford around. During the Depression, he began to help people evicted from their homes move to new lodgings. He took that expertise and turned it into a world-wide moving business that is still in business.
Henry Ford built his first gasoline powered vehicle in 1896. A friend who helped him build that legendary vehicle, the Quadricycle, later had this home built as a wedding gift to his son. The architect was the mid-century design icon, Earl W. Pellerin.
Generations of children, including Henry Ford, learned using a McGuffey Reader. Ford built a school to honor McGuffey and invited the author's son to move to Dearborn so the author's grandson could attend his school. The family lived in this house on Law Street.
Clara Ford's niece was an art student studying in Paris when she met a young man from Egypt. After their marriage, her husband, Francois Audi, went to work for Uncle Henry and the couple lived in this Alexandrine home.
If you own a Dearborn home built before 1922, you can celebrate its history with a bronze plaque from the Museum Guild of Dearborn. The Guild is offering the heavy-duty plaques, designed for century-old homes, at a price of $175. Proceeds support the Dearborn Historical Museum.
A Dearborn resident known as "Mr. Cement" for his work in the industry that was providing the foundation for the area's post-war building boom built a unique house on Long Boulevard.
A remnant of Dearborn's farming past lives on behind a Craftsman Bungalow home dating to 1913 located on Garrison.
The Ford team developing the iconic Mustang in the 1960s were under strict "No Tell" secrecy orders. They met at a motel, now a part of the Dearborn Historical Museum, to strategize. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.
Four Dearborn leaders with last names that started with “B” lived in this beautiful fieldstone house. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.
A local minister, who was also the head of the Henry Ford for President group, lived here. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.
A farmer retired to this house after he sold his farm, which included what is now Ford Field, to Henry Ford. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.
Dearborn once had a Roulo Creek and a Roulo family farm until both were acquired by Henry Ford. The Roulo family patriarch lived in this house. Read a Press & Guide article at the link below.
A man who was with Thomas Edison when the first electric light was developed lived in this home on Alexandrine. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.
Edsel Ruddiman, Henry Ford's best friend and the source of his son's name, lived in this house on Long Boulevard. Read the Press & Guide article at the link below.