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Historic Model B Ford home in Dearborn asks $339K

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Photos courtesy of Khalida Cook

Here’s a cool piece of Detroit and Dearborn history. A new listing is located in the Historic Ford Homes, built in 1919 for Ford workers. After World War I, not many homes were being built and workers at the Henry Ford & Son tractor plant in Dearborn were often renting in Detroit. Henry Ford’s secretary, E. G. Liebold, suggested they build affordable, attractive homes for the workers. Liebold, plus Henry, Clara, and Edsel Ford and others got together to build 250 homes for workers, who eventually worked at the Rouge Plant. More history on this district can be found at the Ford Homes Historic District.

This particular house underwent a renovation in 2015, with updated systems (plumbing, electrical, A/C), kitchen, and bathrooms. The owners also built an addition, since they thought they’d live there for a long time. The addition now makes it one of the largest homes in the district. The house has four bedrooms and three full baths (rare for a historic home). The bedrooms have California closets and a washer and dryer is located on the second floor. Outside, you’ll see a landscaped backyard, a cute white fence, and a two and a half car garage with alley access. Each of the homes in this district is different, and this one has some sweet curb appeal. It’s listed through Taylor Cook at Just In Time Real Estate.