Spicer House

Spicer House (HM1IJI)

Location: Farmington Hills, MI 48336 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 28.554', W 83° 22.733'

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Architect Marcus Burrowes designed this lovely home in 1925 for David and Martha Gray. Burrowes selected the site and built the house to blend with the land, yet retain an historic English architectural form.

The Grays never lived in the house. After her husband's death, Martha Gray gave the house as a wedding gift to Eleanor Goodenough (1910-1982) when she married John Spicer in 1935. Ellie had grown up next door at Longacres; she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luman Goodenough, who gave their home as a Community Cultural Center in 1968.
Mrs. Spicer's home became a working farmhouse on the 211 acre farm, as well as "home" for her five children. For 47 years she raised sheep and kept riding horses, while a suburban community developed around her. The City purchased the home and property from her estate in 1985.
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HM NumberHM1IJI
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByFarmington Hills Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304456 N 4705359
Decimal Degrees42.47590000, -83.37888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.554', W 83° 22.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 33.24" N, 83° 22' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24701-24713 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills MI 48336, US
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