Haven Hill Lodge Historical

Haven Hill Lodge Historical (HM1VBK)

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

N 42° 38.455', W 83° 33.78'

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Finding a Retreat in the Countryside

It was an expression of new wealth and mobility
created by the early automobile industry. Twenty years after his father founded Ford Motor Company in 1903, Edsel Ford began buying the hilly property that became his family's rural retreat at Haven Hill. At the 6,900 square foot hilltop Lodge, the Fords and their guests enjoyed a swimming pool, tennis courts, motorized toboggan run, and spectacular views of the rolling scenery all around. In the early 1900s, automobiles made isolated rural settings like this more accessible to the wealthy and to people escaping the city for day-trips in the countryside.

You Auto Know
Robert O. Derrick, the architect of the Lodge, also designed Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn and rustic buildings for Michigan State Parks in the 1930s.
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 289875 N 4724125
Decimal Degrees42.64091667, -83.56300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.455', W 83° 33.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 27.3" N, 83° 33' 46.8" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5157-5199 Haven Rd, White Lake charter Township MI 48383, US
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