The Hebard-Ford Summer Home, photo c. 1980
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Hebard-Ford Summer House
Route #1, NE of L'Anse, Pequaming - Baraga County
Other Names Ford Bungalow
Property Type frame house
Historic Use DOMESTIC
Current Use DOMESTIC
Style Bungalow/Craftsman
Narrative Description The Hebard-Ford Summer House is a rectangular, two-story frame lodge covered in clapboard siding facing Keweenaw Bay in Lake Superior. Outstanding features of the house are a low, broad pitched gable roof that opens to the sides, long, shallow shed dormers in front and back, and the veranda covered by an extended roof line in front and supported by eight cement columns. Side elevations feature a second story horizontal band of five casement windows. Double hung, six-over-six paned windows characterize the main floor. Two sets of French doors open onto the veranda from the living room. Two interior chimneys accent the roofline, but all other decoration is restricted to the horizontal lines, emphasized by bands of windows and narrow board siding. The whole is painted white with dark window trim.
Statement of Significance The Hebard-Ford Summer House was a periodic residence of Western Upper Peninsula lumber baron Daniel Hebard from 1914 to 1923 and prominent corporate head Henry Ford during the summers from 1923 to 1941. The house is also a remnant of the company lumber mill town of Pequaming developed in 1879 by Charles Hebard and taken over by Henry Ford during the 1920s and 1930s to produce lumber for the frames and bodies of his stationwagons. The house was constructed in 1914 in the Bungaloid style. It reflects the gracious country style of living that company leaders sought in their northern Michigan retreats. The house is currently privately owned.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1914, 1923
Registry Type(s) 05/05/1982 National Register listed
09/10/1979 State Register listed
Site ID# P22521