Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1850 Red House
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Dr. Sarah Van Hoosen Jones purchased the home to serve as a tenant farmhouse, allowing her employees to live near the Van Hoosen Farm. Sarah had the house moved across the street, over the existing wall, and placed on a new foundation. It is unclear when the northern lean-to addition was added to accommodate a first floor bathroom and bedroom, but it occurred before the house was moved.
The City of Rochester Hills received the Red House as a gift from Michigan State University in December 1996. Since then, the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has had a complete restoration.
In 1954, on a trip to Vermont, Sarah Van Hoosen Jones saw a house similar to this one painted bright red. In 1955 the "brown house" was moved a little north and west to its present location, modernized,
Van Hoosen Farm Employee
Erected by Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 42° 41.82′ N, 83° 6.909′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Hoosen Road and East Tienken Road, on the right when traveling south on Van Hoosen Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1009 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester MI 48306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Before lawn mowers... (here, next to this marker); 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stoney Creek Village (about 300 feet away); 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn (about 500 feet away); 1927 Van Hoosen Calf Barn/1927 Van Hoosen Bull Barn (about 600 feet away); Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5/Mount Moriah (about 600 feet away); Stoney Creek School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stony Creek Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.