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Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Here garden lovers linger at any time of the year. The devotee of antiques finds grazing ground. ... Admirers of large rooms, quaint nooks, story-and-a-half beamed ceilings, low French doors and windows, great fireplaces, balconies, curved . . . — Map (db m134107) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1850 Red House Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Built in approximately 1850, the Red House originally sat across the street from the Van Hoosen Farmhouse. The architectural style is Greek Revival and it appears that the existing structure, though very small, was built in three different phases, . . . — Map (db m119058) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1927 Van Hoosen Calf Barn/1927 Van Hoosen Bull Barn Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
The Calf Barn was built in 1927 and housed the newborn calves. Newborns were raised by farm workers. Very early one morning the 'phone rang. Morris' voice came over it: "Retta just 'dropped' a bull calf". I thrilled. Retta was one of our top . . . — Map (db m134087) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
If we could produce milk with as low a bacteria count by machines as we could by hand, the Board of Health would give its consent. This was accomplished. The sale of Certified Milk was the life blood of the farm's economics, enhanced by the sale . . . — Map (db m134048) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Before lawn mowers...
Believe it or not, we have a good reason for not cutting the grass! When the Red House was built in 1850, manicured lawns were not as common, especially for farming communities. While the lawn mower was invented in 1830, it wasn't until the 1860s . . . — Map (db m119071) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 96 — Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal
This canal, conceived at the peak of the era of canal-building, was part of Michigan's internal improvements program which was announced in 1837. The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal would make it possible to cross southern Michigan by boat from Lake St. . . . — Map (db m118904) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — S492 — Meadow Brook Hall
Home of Alfred G. and Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of John Dodge), this Tudor style mansion was built in 1926-29. William E. Kapp of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls designed the Hall, incorporating details from famous homes of England. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson . . . — Map (db m100371) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Meadow Brook Hall has been designated a National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance as an exceptional example of the American Country Estate movement of the early Twentieth Century. The centerpiece, a monumental 110-room residence, is the largest and most impressive example of Tudor . . . — Map (db m100374) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L2158 — Stoney Creek School
The School Act of 1829 created the Stoney Creek School District. Fractional School No. 1 was constructed in 1848. Like one-room schoolhouses across the country, the building originally housed children of varying ages and grades, elementary through . . . — Map (db m118923) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L174 — Stoney Creek Village
Lemuel Taylor and his family became Stoney Creek's first settlers in 1823. The next year a sawmill and a gristmill, along with a distillery and blacksmith shop were built. Next came a hotel and a woolen mill. Joshua Van Hoosen's family settled . . . — Map (db m134167) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L2175 — Stony Creek Cemetery
Side 1 The first burial here occurred in 1825 for Michael Van Wagoner Sr. His grave remains unmarked; however, in 1978 a monument was erected in his honor. Some of the township's most illustrious residents are buried here: Stony Creek . . . — Map (db m134443) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — S651 — Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5/Mount Moriah
Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5 Around 1825 William A. Burt led members of the Stony Creek Masonic Lodge in petitioning the Grand Lodge of Michigan for a charter. The grand master, Governor Lewis Cass, approved the charter in June 1827. In . . . — Map (db m134155) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L2280 — Yates Cider Mill
Side 1 In 1863, William (1820-1911) and Caroline (1833-1892) Yates moved from New York to Michigan and purchased 80 acres of land. Using an existing dam on the Clinton River, they opened a water-powered lumber mill. The business soon grew . . . — Map (db m118906) HM

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