Rochester Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Here garden lovers linger at any time of the year. The devotee of antiques finds grazing ground. ... Admirers of large rooms, quaint nooks, story-and-a-half beamed ceilings, low French doors and windows, great fireplaces, balconies, curved stairways and high wood wainscoting, find them here.
Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen
The 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse replaced the log cabin built by the Taylor family upon their settlement of Stony Creek Village in 1823.
In the early 1920s the Van Hoosen family decided to add onto their farmhouse, creating their long-awaited dream home. By 1923, the farmhouse was moved back two hundred feet from the road, and, in the process, the horse barn and a number of outbuildings and additions were removed. The large timbers from the horse barn, once located where the garage is today, were placed throughout the interior of the renovated farmhouse, while brick from the smokehouse found a new purpose in the house's three fireplaces.
Throughout the Van Hoosen Farmhouse you will find furnishings from five generations of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families, including furniture that traveled on
During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, each generation of the family carefully preserved it for the next. Dr. Sarah Van Hoosen Jones, the last family resident, donated all of her land holdings to Michigan State University upon her death in 1972. In 1979, Michigan State University donated the house and three acres to Avon Township (today the City of Rochester Hills) to be used as a museum.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse allows you to experience the glory of our past with a fascinating trip back in time.
Erected by Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 42° 41.775′ N, 83° 6.917′ W. Marker is in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Hoosen Road and Runyon Road, on the right when traveling south on Van Hoosen Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stoney Creek Village (here, next to this marker); 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Before lawn mowers... (about 300 feet away); 1850 Red House (about 300 feet away); 1927 Van Hoosen Calf Barn/1927 Van Hoosen Bull Barn (about 300 feet away); Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5/Mount Moriah (about 300 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 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.