Farmington Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Kirby White House
This Federalist Revival House was designed by talented architect Marcus Burrowes for Kirby White, an executive of Ferry Morse Seed Company. In the 1930s Ferry Morse was the largest seed company in the world. This house is considered the work of a master.
Originally located on a five acre estate at Farmington and Eleven Mile Roads, it was completed in 1928. Kirby White, his wife Alice and five children moved in.
Following the passing of Kirby White in 1933, a series of owners enjoyed the property. Eventually, sold to the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, the land was needed for religious purposes by 1956.
To preserve the integrity of this home for others to enjoy, it was relocated by Wayne and Cynthia Elliott. The house was moved one mile south on May 19, 1993. Here it was restored to its unique historic style.
Erected 1998 by Farmington Hills Historic District Commission.
Location. 42° 28.188′ N, 83° 22.477′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Farmington Road and West Ten Mile Road, on the right when traveling west on Farmington Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24200 Farmington Road, Farmington MI 48336, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lemuel Botsford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Village Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmington's First Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Inc. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farmington Masonic Temple and Farmington Township Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Quaker Meeting (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Farmington (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Potawatomi Indians of Farmington (approx. 0.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.