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

The Chene House

 
 
The Chene House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
1. The Chene House Marker
Inscription.  Wells D. Butterfield and his daughter Emily (the state's first licensed woman architect) designed this house for Edward and Evelyn Chene. The house was built in 1927 as part of "The Oaklands," one of the first subdivisions in Farmington Township. The Great Lakes Land Development Company hired the Butterfields to plan the community with small "estate sized" houses, tennis courts, ornamental lakes and putting greens. The project failed due to the Great Depression.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2077.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.023′ N, 83° 21.832′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Ardmore 0.3 miles north of Thirteen Mile Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29920 Ardmore, Farmington MI 48334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Beals House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Oaks
The Chene House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 29, 2019
2. The Chene House and Marker
(approx. half a mile away); North Farmington Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); North Farmington (approx. 1.1 miles away); McCabe Funeral Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fractional District School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ward Eagle Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Utley Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wells D. Butterfield. Obituary from the Detroit Free Press. (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. 1927 Chene House. Video tour of the Chene House. (Submitted on June 30, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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More. Search the internet for The Chene House.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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