Haven Hill Gatehouse Historical

Haven Hill Gatehouse Historical (HM1VAB)

Location: White Lake charter Township, MI 48383 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 38.899', W 83° 32.672'

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Crossing the Threshold to the Estate

The Gatehouse was the formal entryway
into the 2,422 acre Haven Hill Estate, Edsel Ford's chosen "weekend getaway." While Edsel gathered property for his country estate in the 1920s, Packard Motor Car Company and General Motors bought large parcels of land in the area for development. Packard eventually sold its land to a farmer, but General Motors established its 4,000 acre proving grounds in the hilly, rural landscape.

The Gatehouse was security for the Fords and their guests.
Security was heightened in the 1920s and 1930s for such prominent families, arising from stresses including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, gangsterism during Prohibition, and labor unrest in Flint and Dearborn.

You Auto Know
The Gatehouse housed the Haven Hill farm administrator and family.
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 291414 N 4724901
Decimal Degrees42.64831667, -83.54453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.899', W 83° 32.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 53.94" N, 83° 32' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5000-5034 Haven Rd, White Lake charter Township MI 48383, US
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