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Foster Farmhouse being moved, May 21, 1997
Foster Farmhouse being moved, May 21, 1997. Photo courtesy Friends of the Foster Farmhouse

Friends of the Foster Farmhouse

Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, this 1840's Greek Revival style house in Walled Lake, Michigan, was slated for demolition in August1996 to make way for an apartment complex. What happened instead is documented in this project. A group of concerned citizens formed a non-profit foundation to save the building, which eventually was moved to a city park site where it continues to undergo restoration. The preservation effort and the history of the house are documented in text, photographs, news clippings, and a videotape of the PBS documentary "Preservision: Moving Day."

Originally submitted by: Joe Knollenberg, Representative (11th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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