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

The Flumerfelt Barn

1879 and 2004

 
 
The Flumerfelt Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 4, 2017
1. The Flumerfelt Barn Marker
Inscription.  This post-and-beam barn, originally located at Kern and Gunn Roads and owned for 49 years by the Flumerfelt family, was signed in 1879. Interior boards bear this date and signature. Later, it was part of the Peters farm and Kern Nursery. In early 2004 the Oakland Township Historical Society (OTHS) was given the opportunity to dismantle and move this barn to a new site, as the land was to be redeveloped. The Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District was chosen for the new site where a similar barn once stood. Following planning and fundraising actvities, volunteers from the society accomplished this and began repair work on structural timbers. On August 21, 2004 a large group of volunteers raised this pegged, mortis-and-tenon timber structure using traditional methods involving ropes and pikes. All remaining construction work was completed by society volunteers in that same year. An official commemoration was held on June 1, 2005 whereupon the barn was deeded by the society to Oakland Township. It is used jointly by OTHS and the township Parks and Recreation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 2005.
 
Location.
The Flumerfelt Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 4, 2017
2. The Flumerfelt Barn and Marker
View of the east side of the barn.
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42° 47.103′ N, 83° 8.794′ W. Marker is in Oakland Township, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from West Predmore Road half a mile west of Rochester Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 384 West Predmore Road, Oakland MI 48363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carriage Barn Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Axford-Coffin Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Lakeville Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lakeville Auxiliary Hall (approx. 2˝ miles away); Paint Creek Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Forestry Mowing for Habitat Restoration (approx. 3.3 miles away); Paint Creek Millrace (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Paint Creek Cider Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland Township.
 
The Flumerfelt Barn image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 4, 2017
3. The Flumerfelt Barn
View of the west end of the barn.
Barn quilt sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 4, 2017
4. Barn quilt sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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