Ford, Edsel and Eleanor, House (NRIS 79001164)

Address: 1100 Lakeshore Dr., St. Clair Shores, Michigan. County/parish: Macomb.

6 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 24, 1979.

Also known as:

  • Gaukler Point
  • Lakeview

From Wikipedia:

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is a mansion located at 1100 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Shores, northeast of Detroit, Michigan; it stands on the site known as "Gaukler Point", on the shore of Lake St. Clair. The house became the new residence of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford family in 1928. Edsel Ford was the son of Henry Ford and an executive at Ford Motor Company. The estate's buildings were designed by architect Albert Kahn, its site plan and gardens by renowned landscape designer Jens Jensen. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016.

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Architects:

  • et al.
  • Kahn, Albert

Architectural styles:

  • Other
  • Tudor Revival

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Fors, Edsel, et al.

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79001164

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