Farmington Hills in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
"The first homes in this lovely subdivision were built in 1926, when suburban living came to Oakland County. First platted in 1925 by the James F. Cain Building Company, Pasadena boasted four model homes billed as "small estates." It had been carved out of the Samuel Locke farm and sold to the Oakland Land Company.
Pasadena Park offered country living with city conveniences in this third decade of the twentieth century: electricity, indoor plumbing, gravel roads and sidewalks. The Detroit United Railway, an electric light rail system, was just a block away on Orchard Lake Road. The D.U.R. connected Farmington to Detroit, Pontiac and Northville.
The Depression stopped all progress in the 1930's: after World War II Pasadena Park came back to life. Many homes were added during the '50s, '60s and '70s. Today, this unique subdivision is a fine example of our area's gracious living."
Erected by Farmington Hills Historic District Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
Location. 42° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26135 Holly Hill Drive, 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. Freedom Acres (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Philbrick Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Farmington Began (approx. half a mile away); Nardin Park United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); McCabe Funeral Home (approx. one mile away); Samuel Davis House (approx. one mile away); "The Stuart Little Pond" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spicer Barn (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.