Haven Hill Historic Site, Highland MI. Ruins of Edsel Ford family retreat.
Approaching Haven Hill Caretaker's Cottage/ Carriage House
Explanatory marker. Use square icon above/right to enlarge.
Just a small reminder of what was lost.
Carriage House, from the south-east.
Corner detail, Carriage House.
Beefy logs comprise the porch on the Carriage House. Still in excellent shape.
Explanatory marker detail, Carriage House.
Cedar bark, nail and wire detail.
Vermont stone texture from chimney.
Carriage House, south-west view of rear elevation.
Historic image of Carriage House from marker.
The same view in 2016.
Entrance to underground backup electrical generator. Had a peek in here in the 1990's and I believe it was powered by an Model A engine on a stand.
Explanatory Marker at the Lodge site. Use square icon above/right to enlarge.
Now to the Lodge proper. Explanatory marker. Pretty fast crowd. Use square icon above/right to enlarge.
Explanatory marker, detail.
Explanatory marker, detail. Historic photo.
The Living Room interior then...
...and the Living Room, now. 2016. Arsonists suck.
Explanatory marker. State neglect, vandalism and finally arson erased what was here.
Historic image from the marker.
Color image from a long-ago spring day...
...and close as I could get to the same view on a winter's afternoon, 2016.
Down the hill to the west, some recreational opportunities.
The pool as it looks in 2016.
Bathouse site near pool.
Ruins of Master Bedroom fireplace.
Historic view from the west, below the ridge. Second growth forest has recovered quite a bit since then.
havn_hill_east_pano View from Master Bedroom patio east across foundation ruins.