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Huntington Woods in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fred A. Baker House

 
 
Fred A. Baker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 7, 2010
1. Fred A. Baker House Marker
Inscription.  In 1890, Fred A. Baker, an attorney and former state legislator, purchased 320 acres of land in Royal Oak Township. He developed the land into the Black Meadow Dairy Farm, one of the area's largest dairies. This Colonial Revival house was built in 1896 on his farm across LaSalle Street. It was moved to this site in 1916 when Baker and several associates formed the Baker Land Company and subdivided the farm into the Bronx subdivision, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.
 
Erected 1990 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1360.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 29.241′ N, 83° 10.129′ W. Marker is in Huntington Woods, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on LaSalle Boulevard east of Newport Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. This marker is between Newport Boulevard and
Fred A. Baker House Marker - far image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 7, 2010
2. Fred A. Baker House Marker - far
Meadowcrest Boulevard. It is 2 blocks south of West Eleven Mile Road and about ½ mile west of Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10505 LaSalle Boulevard, Huntington Woods MI 48070, 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. Polar Bears (approx. 0.8 miles away); Royal Oak Woman's Club (approx. 0.9 miles away); Royal Oak Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roseland Park Mausoleum (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Royal Oak (approx. 1.3 miles away); Berkley Old Village/Fire Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ridge Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Royal Oak (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
Fred A. Baker House image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 7, 2010
3. Fred A. Baker House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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