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

Hamilton Jones House

 
 
Hamilton Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
1. Hamilton Jones House Marker
Inscription.  Hamilton Hill Jones (1844-1916) built this farm house from locally sourced lumber, principally oak, ca. 1871. When he gave up farming to establish a mercantile business in 1891, his son, Judson, took over the farm and lived here until his death in 1938. When the home was in danger of demolition for a road widening project. It was saved by Donald and Lynn McCluskey, who moved it here from its original location at 35912 12 Mile Rd. on June 27, 1991 to renovate it into office space. The home was still owned by descendants of Hamilton Jones at the time.
 
Erected by Farmington Hills Historic District Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1991.
 
Location. 42° 29.905′ N, 83° 24.483′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from West Twelve Mile Road, 0.1 miles east of Shroeder Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36510 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington MI 48331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within walking distance of this marker. The Harger House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pettibone House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Worker's Camp (about 500 feet away); West Farmington Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Boorn-Halsted House (approx. half a mile away); The Old Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. ¾ mile away); Charles Wixom House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
Hamilton Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
2. Hamilton Jones House Marker
View of the marker and house from the parking lot on the east side of the building.
Hamilton Jones House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, November 21, 2020
3. Hamilton Jones House and Marker
View of the house and marker (to the right of the building) from the driveway on the west side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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