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Grand Opening Date Announced for New Visitor Center

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Van Dyke P: 313-872-2202 C: 313-530-7882 Project Progress and Update Eleanor Ford hoped her beloved family home would be a place for the public to find inspiration, solace and joy. With the completion of the largest construction project since the home was built in 1928, her wishes will be honored and amplified. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot Visitor Center, designed as a contemporary interpretation of the original Albert Kahn designed home, will provide new opportunities to tell the Ford story and superior visitor amenities including a restaurant, classrooms and banquet rooms with stunning views of Ford Cove. An adjacent administration building frees the original home

Historical (tree) roots

The crew has just put in a large elm tree outside our new Visitor Center. The original landscape architect for the historic estate, Jens Jensen, incorporated many elm trees into the estate's landscape. Jensen's vision was to design Edsel and Eleanor's land to look like a natural Midwestern landscape. The landscapes for the new building will take cues from that design to help the new Visitor Center and Administration Building area blend beautifully with the rest of the estate. As you can see in the photo above, it's interesting to see a tree of this size loaded into a truck and transplanted. It reminds us of the historical photos we have here in the Ford House historical collection, of large

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