Haven Hill Farm Historical

Haven Hill Farm Historical (HM1VC9)

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

N 42° 38.345', W 83° 33.299'

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Exploring a New World of Agriculture

An expression of deep respect for the land,
this complex was called the Farm Group Buildings. Edsel Ford learned from his father Henry Ford who wrote in 1932 that "with one foot in industry and another foot in the land, human society is firmly balanced..." In 1941 Henry Ford displayed a car with plastic body panels made from soybeans, weighing 1,000 pounds less than a steel car.

Jens Jensen's design for Haven Hill
included road plans, Haven Hill Lake, and a waterfowl sanctuary. The Danish landscape designer's work focused on naturalistic features and native plants. In Michigan, he also designed the landscapes at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores and at Henry Ford's Fair Lane estate in Dearborn.

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Edsel Ford established the farm complex for the support of the entire Haven Hill Estate, with the goal to be self sufficient.
HM NumberHM1VC9
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 290526 N 4723901
Decimal Degrees42.63908333, -83.55498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.345', W 83° 33.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 20.7" N, 83° 33' 17.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5133-5155 Haven Rd, White Lake charter Township MI 48383, US
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