Fairlane Manor, located in Dearborn, was home to Clara and Henry Ford. The Fords moved into the home in 1915 and would live there until their deaths. The home was built for the couple and houses many interesting details and buildings including a greenhouse, stables, a boathouse, and a powerhouse designed by Thomas Edison. The home and gardens are available to tour.
The Thomson Home located in Detroit was an idea by David Thompson with the idea that it would be used as a home for elderly women. After his death, Thompson’s wife, Mary, would see his vision through with the completion of the home ten years later. Now, the home is a part of Wayne State University as a part of the University’s “Art on Cass” project. after spending years as a home to widows and elderly women.