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

Baker House

 
 
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By Joel S., July 3, 2010
1. Baker House Markers
Inscription. Henry W. Baker (1833-1920) built this Italianate style house in 1875. Born in Richmond, New York, Baker had moved to this area while still a boy. As a young man, he worked as a photographer, a merchant and a lumberman. At the age of forty-nine, he helped found the Plymouth Iron Windmill Company, which in 1895 became the Daisy Manufacturing Company. The company, now best known for its BB guns, operated in Plymouth until 1958, when new owners moved it to Arkansas. Baker's descendants lived here until 1943.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0874.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.303′ N, 83° 28.081′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.2 miles north of West Ann Arbor Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 South Main Street, Plymouth MI 48170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plymouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose of Aberlone (about 600 feet away,
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By Joel S.
2. Baker House National Historic Landmark Plaque
measured in a direct line); The Wilcox House (about 700 feet away); Newburg Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Newburgh Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Wesley Conant House (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Northville (approx. 4.2 miles away); George A. Custer U.S. Army Reserve Center (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is attached to the wall at the front entrance of the building.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Daisy Manufacturing Company. (Submitted on July 18, 2010.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Baker House image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 3, 2010
3. Baker House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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