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Home > Michigan > Dearborn > Fair Lane, Powerhouse, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Wayne County, MI



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4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MI-422-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N852).
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
0.2002
Significance: Construction of Fairlane, the Henry Ford Estate, began in 1914 with the generator wing of the powerhouse. Henry Ford would not allow a minute to go by in his new home without the comforts of electricity. Thomas Edison, a long time friend of the Fords and lifelong inspiration to Henry, designed the powerhouse's hydroelectric generating system. Edison's run of the river power plant was powerful enough, in its day, to provide power for the entire city of Dearborn. The bronze plaque affixed to cornerstone dedicates the building to Edison as Ford's ganet of influence. ... The estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was also recognized as an Historic Landmark on November 13, 1966.

Subjects
Power Industry
Stone Buildings
Powerhouses


Related Names
Ford, Henry
Edison, Thomas
Mahony, Marion
Jensen, Jens
Beljan, Marc, Delineator
Coey, Kelley, Delineator
Emhoff, Sara, Delineator
Grass, Ryan, Delineator
Greenwood, Jeremy, Delineator
Gruttadauria, Jared, Delineator
Hiatt, Jon, Delineator
Houser, Bob, Delineator
Kang, Youn, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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