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Bob_cosgrove
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


Where is it home?


Where is this home and what is its importance?
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Gistok
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Although I don't know the answer, it looks like an Arts & Crafts design, such as one William B. Stratton (husband of Pewabic Pottery cofounder Mary Chase Perry Stratton) would have designed.
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Quinn
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's important because it's on tour this year!

http://www.historicindianvilla ge.org/homeandgardentour.html

FYI you can buy advance day tickets for $5 off online here too.
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Mccarch
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Edsel Ford honeymoon house in Indian village, by Leonard Willeke.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The search engine shows that the name of that photo is "Jackson home 4-17-07.JPG."
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Quinn
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It's not the honeymoon house...but by the same architect I think.

The honeymoon house is south of this home at 2171 Iroquois.
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Quinn
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 12:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Honeymoon house is at the top:

http://www.piquettets.org/id9. html
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 1:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is quite an odd (different) looking house. Is that image the front?
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56packman
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 1:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is that the Stratton house that is an explosion of Pewabic tiles?
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Patrick
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's a Leonard Willeke home....Roscoe P Jackson had this home built in Iroquois. Brunk wrote several pages about it in his book on Willeke.
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Bob_cosgrove
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Yes, this is the Indian Village home of Roscoe B. Jackson and his wife, Louise Webber the niece of J. L. Hudson. It is at 2505 Iroquois Avenue between Vernor and Charlevoix. When this home was built in 1917, Jackson was the general manager of the Hudson Motor Car Company and later became its president.

The Jackson home was designed in the Arts & Crafts style architect Leonard B. Willeke in 1917.

It is one of the outstanding Arts & Crafts style homes in North America and still has many of its original appointments. Like many of the homes Willeke designed, he also did the interior furnishings as seen below.





Here is the fireplace and one of the chairs from the Jackson home, which earlier in this thread has has been pointed out as one of the homes on the 34th Annual Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour on June 2nd.

For more information on the tour, go to or post the following on your browser:

http://www.historicindianvilla ge.org/homeandgardentour.html

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford home at 2171 Iroquois on the block between Vernor and Kercheval has been mentioned. The knickname "Ford Honeymoon Cottage" is indeed fact as it appears in some of Edsel Ford's papers. Eleanor Clay Ford and Louise Webber Jackson were cousins.

Leonard B. Willeke did not design 2171 Iroquois. It was built on speculation by the Enoch Smith's Urban Building Company. Smith lived in the house for its first two years, 1915 and 1916 before selling to the newly married Fords.

The 2171 Iroquois connection to Leonard B. Willeke is that Edsel and Eleanor Ford had him design the interior decoration, paneling and furniture for them.

The image below of the Ford's dining room table at 2171 Iroquois designed by Willeke is through the courtesy of Dr. Thomas W. Brunk as are the photos of Jackson fireplace and chair above:



Bob Cosgrove
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Patrick
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, is that Arcadia book ever gonna be written?
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it an important house because it will be the only home on the tour where you can use the bathroom?
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Bob_cosgrove
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are some images I wasn't able to post on my earlier message on this thread.

Bob Cosgrove

Ford dining room table by Willeke 2171 Iroquois:

Ford dining room table by Willeke


Jackson fireplace by Willeke 2505 Iroquois
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Jackson chair by Willeke 2505 Iroquois\popjpeg

Jackson chair by Willeke
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Bob_cosgrove
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's the Ford dining room table by Willeke at 2171 Iroquois that didn't get posted in the preceding message.

All these photos are courtesy of Thomas W. Brunk Ph.D.

Bob Cosgrove


Ford dining room table
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Patrick
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 11:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So Bob, where are those lamposts designed by Willeke, which were displayed at the DIA? last I heard, they were rusting away in someone's backyard.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 1:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Either way, the main importance intended for this home was to provide some with shelter and a roof over their heads.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the link to the sneak preview on the website!

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