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Birmingham in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Field Building

 
 
Field Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
1. Field Building Marker
Inscription. The two story brick building was erected before 1920, by Mr. Ford, who had a paint and hardware business in the west side of the first floor. In the east side there was a 5 & 10 Store. In 1923, there was a severe fire in the building which resulted in the Village buying a new pumping machine for the fire department. Several details have remained intact, such as the rounded green tiles on the roof, the brick cornice details, the corbeled stringcourse which defines the end of the second story, and the raised second story sidewalls with limestone caps.
 
Location. 42° 32.796′ N, 83° 12.928′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Maple Road 0.1 miles west of Old Woodward Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 & 141 West Maple Road, Birmingham MI 48009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quarton Building (a few steps from this marker); Billy McBride Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Erity-Nixon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell Building
Field Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
2. Field Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huston Building (about 300 feet away); Johnston-Shaw Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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