The Original Stroh Brewery & Stroh Family Home, Detroit, Michigan

The original Stroh brewery at right, with the Stroh family home in foreground. Circa 1864.The Stroh family began brewing beer in a family-owned inn during the 18th century in Kirn, Germany. In 1849, during the German Revolution, Bernhard Stroh (1822-1882), who had learned the brewing trade from his father, emigrated to the United States. Bernhard Read More

The Hudson–Evans House, Detroit, Michigan

The Hudson–Evans House is a private, single-family home located at 79 Alfred Street in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, within the Brush Park district. The House was built circa 1872/73 for Philo Wright, a Detroit-based ship owner. In 1882, the house was given as a wedding present to Grace Whitney Evans, daughter of the lumber baron David Read More

Fair Lane Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, Dearborn, Michigan

Fair Lane was the name of the estate of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford and his wife, Clara Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan. It was named after an area in Cork (city) in Ireland where Ford’s adoptive grandfather , Patrick Ahern, was born. The 1,300-acre estate is along the River Rouge. The residence and part Read More

Edison Home, West Orange, New Jersey

Edison Home, Main St, West Orange, NJ, Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light Read More

Albert Kahn House, Detroit, Michigan

The Albert Kahn House is located at 208 Mack Avenue in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, within the Brush Park district. It is currently the headquarters of the Detroit Urban League. In 1906, architect Albert Kahn built the home for his personal use in Brush Park. Albert Kahn (March 21, 1869 – December 8, 1942) was the foremost American industrial architect of his day. He is sometimes called the “architect of Detroit”.[ Albert Read More