Plymouth in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Henry W. Baker (1833-1920) built this Italianate style house in 1875. Born in Richmond, New York, Baker had moved to this area while still a boy. As a young man, he worked as a photographer, a merchant and a lumberman. At the age of forty-nine, he helped found the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company, which in 1895 became the Daisy Manufacturing Company. The company, now best known for its BB guns, operated in Plymouth until 1958, when new owners moved it to Arkansas. Baker's descendants lived here until 1943.
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0874.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 42° 22.303′ N, 83° 28.081′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Main Street, 0.2 miles north Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 South Main Street, Plymouth MI 48170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plymouth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plymouth Plank Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Conner Building (about 400 feet away); Fire Tower Bell (about 400 feet away); Chessie Caboose 904151 (about 500 feet away); Plymouth Community Veterans Memorial Park (about 500 feet away); Plymouth Railroads (about 500 feet away); The Plymouth United Savings Bank (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
More about this marker. This marker is attached to the wall at the front entrance of the building.
Also see . . . History of the Daisy Manufacturing Company. Company website entry (Submitted on July 18, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 3. submitted on April 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. 4. submitted on April 9, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. 5. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.