Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
at the Dearborn Country Club
It was a gift for his hometown.
Henry Ford developed an 18-hole golf course at Outer Drive and Military Street that opened in 1925. With the course designed by Donald Ross and the clubhouse designed by architect Albert Kahn, Ford wanted to put Dearborn on par with affluent enclaves like "The Pointes" and "The Hills." But he wanted the golf course open to everyone.
The clubhouse was used for Ford family parties and dinners until it was purchased by the members in 1952 to become a private club.
You Auto Know
Henry and Clara Ford forbade the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco on the premises of "The Club."
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list.
Location. 42° 19.066′ N, 83° 15.347′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 North Military Street, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rouge River Water Quality Improvements (approx. 0.7 miles away); Business Pioneers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles A. Kandt House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Ford's Brother, William Ford, had this house built... (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bryant Branch Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rhythm of Radio (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.