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Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

Edsel, the only child of Henry Ford I & Clara Bryant, married Eleanor Clay in 1916. The Fords began building their dream home in 1926 at Gaukler Pointe in Grosse Pointe Shores, a fashionable new suburb on Detroit's eastern boundary. The family moved in at Christmas 1929. Built along the shores of Lake St. Clair, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is an impressive yet unpretentious home featuring exquisite architecture by Albert Kahn and landscape design by Jens Jensen. Kahn designed the house to resemble a cluster of Cotswold village cottages, complete with stone roofs, vine-covered walls and lead-paned windows. The Fords furnished it with rare finds, antiques and art work from all over the world. The library has Museum Adventure passes for this estate.  Photo courtesy of AP Photo Archives