Hearth & Soul: Cranbrook House & Gardens
Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Explore the hearth and soul of historic homes this fall! Tour 19th and early 20th-century structures to learn all about the people who lived in them, what the area was like “back then” and how such buildings are preserved and maintained by institutions or private individuals.
October 16: Cranbrook House & Gardens
Cranbrook Educational Community
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304
In the summer of 1908, philanthropists George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth took up residence in their newly constructed Cranbrook House, and became the first family of means to live year-round in
Bloomfield Hills. Their English-Tudor estate, a true Arts & Crafts style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, served as the active home for their family of seven for 40 years. At their manor, the Booths raised their children and conducted business on their 174-acre farm. Cranbrook House also quickly became the hub from which the Booths created the Cranbrook Educational Community.
Troy Historical Society members and guests are invited for a private, evening glow tour of Cranbrook House on October 16.
Space is limited! Advance registration required: 248-524-3570
Price: Troy Historical Society Members: $15
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