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Birmingham in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ford Building

101 North Old Woodward

 
 
Ford Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
1. Ford Building Marker
Inscription. This structure was built in 1896 by Frank Ford, who built the Ford-Peabody House in 1878. The corner was occupied by Levinson's Department Store from 1897 to 1916. Two smaller businesses occupied units at the extreme west and north ends. The First State Savings Bank followed Levinson's in the corner space.

In 1925, the Ford Building was clad in limestone with typical pre-depression bank details. In 1935, after the Birmingham State Savings Bank failed, the Wilson Drug Company moved in and remained there until 1979.
 
Location. 42° 32.81′ N, 83° 12.877′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Old Woodward Avenue and West Maple Road, on the left when traveling north on North Old Woodward Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham MI 48009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Erity-Nixon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy McBride Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell Building (within shouting
Ford Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
2. Ford Building
distance of this marker); Johnston-Shaw Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quarton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Huston Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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