Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WrightStuff
N 42° 17.821 W 083° 13.672
17T E 316349 N 4685158
Quick Description: The Dearborn Inn is located on Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn, MI.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 5:42:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM1TJT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 99

Long Description:
Henry Ford built the Dearborn Inn in 1931 to accommodate overnight travelers arriving at the Ford Airport. Located opposite the inn on Oakwood Boulevard, the airport opened in 1924. The 179-room inn, designed by Albert Kahn, was the world's first airport hotel. The Georgian-style structure features a crystal-chandeliered ballroom and high ceilings. Its rooms are decorated with reproductions of furniture and fabrics of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The guest quarters along Pilots Row originally were used by the airline's crews. The inn and adjacent colonial homes reflect Henry Ford's fondness for American history.

In 1937 the Dearborn Inn's accommodations were expanded with replicas of historically famous homes. Constructed on this twenty-three acre wooded complex, the additions included the Barbara Fritchie House, the Patrick Henry House, the Oliver Wolcott House, the Edgar Allen Poe House, and the Walt Whitman House. The homes are furnished with brass candlesticks on the mantles, English shaving mirrors, brass or pencil four-poster beds, traditional lighting fixtures and Dutch doors. In 1933 the dormitory building was added to house the inn's employees. It served this purpose until 1961. The 54-unit Motor House was completed in 1960.

--text from Michigan Historical Marker on site

Name of the Hotel: The Dearborn Inn

20301 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn, Michigan 48124 USA

Number of Rooms: 228

Height in floors: 3

Hotel Rating: AAA 4-Diamond

Hotel since: 01/01/1931

Date Building was built: 01/01/1931

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): Not Listed

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: Not Listed

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