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

Boorn-Halsted House

 
 
Boorn-Halsted House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
1. Boorn-Halsted House Marker
Inscription.  On May 16, 1827, New York resident James Boorn purchased 160 acres, 80 acres on each side of Halsted Road, from the United States Government. Michigan was ten years from statehood and 6th President John Quincy Adams was in office. Working as a cobbler and maintaining a slaughterhouse on the property, Boorn built his cabin on the site where he and his wife, Olive Pettibone, would one day build the home that stands there today. Boorn's grandson, Harvey Halsted, purchased the home and 80 of the original 160 acres in 1869. After the Civil War, he planted an early, hard variety of apple called Steel Red and, in 1891, erected a unique insulated apple storage barn across the road. Halsted's sons, James and Charles, inherited the homestead in 1919. It remained in the family until the 1940s.
 
Erected by Farmington Hills Historic District Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1827.
 
Location. 42° 30.086′ N, 83° 25.057′ 
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W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Halsted Road, 0.3 miles north of West Twelve Mile Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28325 Halsted Road, Farmington MI 48331, 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. West Farmington Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Worker's Camp (approx. half a mile away); Michael Marlett - Charles Wixom House (approx. half a mile away); Hamilton Jones House (approx. half a mile away); The Harger House (approx. half a mile away); The Pettibone House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eber Durham House (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Garfield House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
Boorn-Halsted House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
2. Boorn-Halsted House Marker
The former apple storage barn is in the background.
Boorn-Halsted House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
3. Boorn-Halsted House Marker
View looking toward the north along Halsted Road.
Boorn-Halsted House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
4. Boorn-Halsted House Marker
The house can barely be seen behind the bushes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 194 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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