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Henry-Ford-Birthplace - $4.95

Killing two birds with one stone, we've included the Henry Ford Birthplace as the main house of a connected farm which includes a few other buildings.. We traveled to Greenfield Village Museum in Michigan, got some great photos and designed this charming little model to fit in with the FG New England Village layout.. There are several other 'connected' building bonus models included in the kit for added fun.

Henry-Ford-Birthplace downloadable cardmodel

Henry-Ford-Birthplace downloadable cardmodel

 

Henry-Fords-Birthplace cardmodel original artwork
The Henry Ford Birthplace downloadable cardmodel. Although we know it never resided in New England, it stands as a great example of 19th century small town architecture so we've included in in the New England Village layout

William Ford built this house in 1861 in Springwells Township, Michigan. Together with William’s wife, Mary Litogot Ford, they raised and inspired their six children’s future. The eldest son, Henry Ford (1863-1947) was born and spent his childhood in this mid-western farm house, which was originally located about 2 miles from Greenfield Village. Henry Ford lived here until the age of 16 when he decided to go to Detroit Michigan to explore the new world of machines.Henry-Fords-Birthplace-livingroom

William, Henry’s father, left Ireland with his parents during the potato famine to settle near relatives in the Dearborn area. America offered the Ford’s the opportunity to own land. The furnishings in this house are evidence that William Ford succeeded in achieving his hope for prosperity.

The house is completely furnished and contains many artifacts from Henry’s childhood as well as gifts to his parents. In the kitchen in the back of the home, demonstrators prepare the daily meals for special occasions.

The William and Mary Litogot Ford Homestead was the first of many preservation efforts undertaken by their son Henry Ford. The house was restored on its original site in 1919 as a tribute to his mother and father. It was moved to Greenfield in 1944 and opened to the public in 1953 after both Henry and his wife Clara passed away.




Thanks Fiddlersgreen!
I was planning on setting up the New England Village Layout for my HO train set (*someday) This great model is my starter. Chris
Henry Ford Portrait
Henry Ford (1863-1947)

 

Henry-Ford-Birthplace downloadable cardmodel from Fiddlersgreen.net

The sign that greets you at Henry Ford's Birthplace
The sign that greets you at Henry Ford's Birthplace
The parlor at Henry Ford's Birthplace
The simple but ornate parlor at Henry Ford's Birthplace
RH side view of Henry Ford's Birthplace
RH side view of Henry Ford's Birthplace
LH view of Henry Ford's Birthplace
LH view of Henry Ford's Birthplace showing the connected buildings feature
Front View of the Henry Ford's Birthplace
A little more updated Front View of the Henry Ford's Birthplace
LH deep view of Henry Ford's Birthplace showing the connected buildings feature
LH deep view of Henry Ford's Birthplace showing the connected buildings clearly
The parlor at Henry Ford's Birthplace
Henry Ford's Birthplace

The rear and garden at Henry Ford's Birthplace

Connected farm cardmodel
This Derek Carter's sketch of the complete Connected Farm with the Henry Ford Birthplace on the end. The entire connected farm model is included with the Ford Birthplace and occupies a special place on the New England Layout.

Henry-Ford-Birthplace downloadable cardmodel