Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate
The Garage Courtyard was a bricked area used to accommodate the entering and exiting of automobiles. Constructed of concrete, sand and a top layer of brick pavers, time has witnessed the movement of the sand foundation - resulting in several collapsed areas.
The Lower Courtyard originally contained two storage tanks for automobile fuel. The tanks have been removed and the Courtyard is being reconstructed.
Both Courtyards are being reconstructed to ensure stability, visitor safety and to authentically recreate the appearance of these important service areas.
The flat roof of the Powerhouse has experienced ongoing water infiltration issues and a new roofing system is being installed.
• Installation of new underground storm water, sanitary and potable water lines
• Replacement of missing or damaged copper gutters and downspouts
• Reconstruction of Powerhouse flat roof and decorative wood trellis
• Rebuilding of failed external stone retaining walls and brick courtyards
• Reconstruction of external stairways and metal safety railing at multiple locations.
Work started in early 2015 and is scheduled to be concluded by the end of 2015.
Erected by Henry Ford Estate.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings
Location. 42° 18.806′ N, 83° 13.885′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Fair Lane Drive 0.2 miles west of Evergreen Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fair Lane Drive, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of Friendship (within shouting distance of this marker); Harnessing Nature's Energy (within shouting distance of this marker); Nature's Refrigeration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bur Oak and the Vegetable Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A House in a Tree (about 300 feet away); Fair Lane (about 300 feet away); Compost Then and Now (about 300 feet away); Out in the Orchard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 16, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.