Canton in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In 1989, the Bartlett Travis house was relocated to this site from Warren and Canton Center and in 1993, restoration commenced. After a complete restoration it was dedicated to the community in 2002. In 1995, the Canton Historical Society built a pole Barn to house their antique farm equipment collection. Tours and demonstrations are routinely held here. The Palmers donated the 1840's tool shed, and in 2006, the Cady Boyer Barn was saved from destruction. A local businessman, Bob Boyer, partnered with Canton to move the barn from property owned by the Plymouth Canton Schools to this site with the aid of Michigan Amish craftsmen. The silo located to the north end of the barn was donated by Tim and Gail Carr of Canton in 2009. The pioneer "Folk House" located on the west end of the property was moved from 425 Ridge Road to its' present location in 2008.
Many volunteers and donors have made this collection of Canton's farming history a reality. Today this site enjoys many community activities and events. In 2009, this park was officially named, Preservation Park.
Location. 42° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Ridge Road, Canton MI 48187, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canton Pioneer Home (a few steps from this marker); Bartlett Travis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming in Canton (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmer Shed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic Cady Barn (about 300 feet away); Cherry Hill School (approx. ¼ mile away); A Ford Village Industry (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherry Hill Village (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.