White Lake Township in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Edsel Ford's Leadership
and His "Nerve Retreat" at Haven Hill
He was a man of vision and achievement,
and he called Haven Hill his "nerve retreat," his restful refuge. The only child of Henry and Clara Ford, Edsel Ford was born in 1893 and became the youngest president of Ford Motor Company in 1919. Despite difficulties with his father, he successfully led plant expansions and the operation of the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II. His sense for art and design was expressed in his major support for the Detroit Institute of Arts and in his design leadership for the Model A and Lincoln Continental automobiles.
You Auto Know
Edsel Ford's Lincoln Continental was hailed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright as "the most beautiful car in the world."
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5200 Highland Road, White Lake MI 48383, 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. Haven Hill Lodge (a few steps from this marker); The Haven Hill Getaway (a few steps from this marker); Haven Hill Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Haven Hill Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Many Friends, Many Flags (approx. 0.6 miles away); Haven Hill Gatehouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Genevieve Gillette (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pettibone Creek Mills (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Lake Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.