Haven Hill Carriage House Historical

Haven Hill Carriage House Historical (HM1VC6)

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

N 42° 38.426', W 83° 33.762'

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The Lodge's “Little Brother”

It was a garage and a playhouse.
The Carriage House was planned to be the chauffeur's home and to shelter Ford family vehicles. But the chauffeur moved into the Lodge, and the Carriage House became a playhouse for the Ford children — Henry II, Benson, Josephine, and William Clay. Self-sufficiency was important at the estate, as it was in Ford's automobile factories. Building logs came from the same northern Michigan timber holdings used for early Ford vehicle bodies. Model T parts were used in pulling logs up the hill and in a backup power generation system near the Carriage House.

You Auto Know
The electrical power system at Haven Hill was placed underground to maintain the natural appearance throughout the estate.
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HM NumberHM1VC6
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 289898 N 4724070
Decimal Degrees42.64043333, -83.56270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.426', W 83° 33.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 25.56" N, 83° 33' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5156-5198 Haven Rd, White Lake charter Township MI 48383, US
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