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Livonia in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wilson Barn

 
 
Wilson Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou
1. Wilson Barn Marker
Inscription.  This barn was constructed in 1919 on the burnt-out foundation of an earlier structure built about 1888. It is a fine example of an increasingly rare bank barn style. Here, on the farm owned and operated by his family since 1847, Ira Wilson built a million-dollar enterprise which grew from dairy farming, to delivery, to full creamery operations. By his death in 1944 the business had become "one of the district's leading creameries." Wilson also held several local elective offices.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L261.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 42° 21.731′ N, 83° 19.943′ W. Marker is in Livonia, Michigan, in Wayne County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29350 West Chicago, Livonia MI 48150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooper School (approx. one
Wilson Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 18, 2014
2. Wilson Barn and Marker
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mile away); Perrinsville (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Nankin Pioneer (approx. 1.9 miles away); Perrinsville School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Redford Township School District No. 9 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nankin Mills (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nankin Millers House (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Learning by Doing" (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Wilson Barn. (Submitted on November 18, 2014, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Wilson Barn image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 18, 2014
3. Wilson Barn
Rear view of the bank barn style mentioned on the marker. image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou
4. Rear view of the bank barn style mentioned on the marker.
Wilson Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 18, 2014
5. Wilson Barn Marker
Caretaker House near the barn and part of the Wilson Barn complex. image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou
6. Caretaker House near the barn and part of the Wilson Barn complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2014, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2014, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on May 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   5. submitted on November 18, 2014, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   6. submitted on May 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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