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Richmond Hill Plantation, Ford Mansion, East of Richmond Hill on Ford Neck Road, Richmond Hill, Bryan County, GA



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Item Title
BWPhotos 208718

Location
East of Richmond Hill on Ford Neck Road, Richmond Hill vicinity, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2348-F
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N790).
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
National Register Number: 78000966
Significance: The Ford Mansion was completed in 1937 as Henry and Clara Ford's "Southern style" winter residence. Mrs. Ford wanted a home featuring wide porches, columns, and spacious rooms like the Greek Revival style homes they had visited in such Georgia towns as Athens, Washington, and Savannah. They appreciated the beauty and privacy the surrounding Ways Station area had to offer.

Subjects
Mansions
Domestic Life
Adaptive Reuse


Related Names
Cutler, Edward J.
Bergen, Cletus W.
Ford, Henry
Ford, Clara
Diener, David, Photographer
Butler, Scott, Historian
Diener, David, Historian
Diener, David, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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