(Woodward Avenue: A journey through 200 years)
Michael H. Hodges, The Detroit News, April 9, 2007
As in so many things, Henry Ford was ahead of his time.
Or perhaps we should credit Clara Ford, not her husband, since everyone agrees that Clara was always the one most interested in their homes.
It was 1908 when the Fords and their teenage son, Edsel, became one of the very first families to move into the new "subdivision" we know as the Boston-Edison Historic District, their surprisingly modest 7,500-square-foot "Italian Renaissance Eclectic" house rising up among the empty fields....