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

Eber Durham House

 
 
Eber Durham House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
1. Eber Durham House Marker
Inscription.  This attractive Greek Revival house was built in 1845 by Stephen Jennings, an early owner of the Sixteen Mile House (now the Botsford Inn). He built the house as a wedding gift for his daughter Jane when she married Eber Durham. A civic-minded individual, Durham served the community as a highway commissioner, justice of the peace and drain commissioner. In 1924 Henry Ford purchased the house and restored it as a private residence. It was moved to this site in 1983.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1202.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 42° 30.749′ N, 83° 24.179′ W. Marker is in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Thirteen Mile Road and Fox Club Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Thirteen Mile Road. Touch for map.
Eber Durham House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
2. Eber Durham House Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 35835 West Thirteen Mile 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. John Garfield House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hamilton Jones House (approx. one mile away); The Harger House (approx. one mile away); The Pettibone House (approx. one mile away); Theron Murray House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boorn-Halsted House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Worker's Camp (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Minnow Pond (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington Hills.
 
Eber Durham House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
3. Eber Durham House Marker
View looking toward the east along West Thirteen Mile Road.
Thirteen Mile Historic Area Sign image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, December 23, 2020
4. Thirteen Mile Historic Area Sign
The Eber Durham House is part of the Thirteen Mile Historic Area. This sign is at the west end of the historic area at Valley Bend, about 0.2 mile west of the Eber Durham House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 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, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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