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Monday, April 19, 2010

The Dearborn Inn

Henry Ford hired Albert Kahn to design the elegant Dearborn Inn. It was built in the Georgian style and served as a hotel for the Ford airport across the street. The landing strip closed in 1933 and is now the Ford Vehicle Track. Since opening in the early 1930's, hotel guests have included Orville Wright, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bette Davis, James Doolittle and Norman Rockwell. In 1937 Henry Ford had five historic replica homes built on the hotel campus in a colonial village setting which can also be reserved. Can you imagine staying in the replica home of Edgar Allen Poe (complete with Raven on the porch), Walt Whitman or Patrick Henry? We recently attended the Michigan Historical Conference at the Dearborn Inn. All attendees seemed very pleased with the food, ambiance and their accommodations.

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