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22 thoughts on “Centennial Homes”
I live at 17638 Winston. When I bought the house I was given a Burton Abstract and Title Co. book dated all the way back to September 13, 1917. The first purchase of 80 acres of land back on July 16, 1831. it has a picture of the construction of Mortenson Grand River Subdivision being created. I do know that my house was moved forward about 500 feet to fit this construction. So I’m not really sure when the HOUSE was ACTUALLY BUILT. If you can possibly help me figure this out, I would appreciate it, It’s possible my home is the first original home of Redford Township!!! My name is Lisa Bednarz and my phone# (313)704-1343. I look forward to speaking to you.
Public record shows the house being built in 1924. Public record isn’t always accurate, but it’s a good start. Just 2 years later that area was annexed by Detroit.
Hi Centennial Homes
My name is Jean and I live in Old Redford on Redfern Street right of 7 Mile. Fourth house of the corner. Can’t miss it. Big white Federal style house 3 floors. I have a picture of it in 1940 with a model T in the driveway. Can’t find any information on it. HELP.
What is your address?
Hi Jean, I see that your house was built in 1910. It looks like the property belonged to the DuBois family in 1915. They are the landowners all the way back to the earliest Landowner Map we have, which is 1876. They were a very prominent family in Redford, so it doesn’t surprise me that your home is very stately. The family was so popular, in fact, that this area was nicknamed “DuBoisville”. There was even a school named after them 🙂 I’d love to photograph your house so we can get it documented and research more on it!
My address is 19161 Redfern. You may document my house. I’m glad for the information provided. Jean
Thanks Jean! Please contact me when you get a chance, 734-812-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I know it’s on the Detroit side of the tracks – in the original township – but the farmhouse on 6 and Winston (24550 McNichols) was built in 1850.
I drive by that house often. It’s in pretty poor shape. How do you know what year is was built? Would love any insider info you have 🙂
The real estate sites all list it as being built in 1850 – and the historic maps all show that building going back that far. The Bezesky family lived there from 1920 into the 70’s. Prior to that, George W. Lee lived there. Not sure if he was the first or second owner. One of the oldest in the Detroit area. Too bad it’s falling into ruin. I remember when there was a huge pine tree in front of the porch. When it fell, it took out the small hill.
Just found your site. I lived in Redford from 1974-1978. My home address was. 9335 Beech Daly, between West Chicago and Joy Road. It was my understanding it was one of the original farms in the area. The previous owners did major revolution on the home. The barn was still in the backyard. Only lived there 4 years, but I loved the house and hated to leave it. I would love any information regarding this homestead. Thank you.
That home actually sold in 2017. Here is the listing: https://matrix.realcomponline.com/DE.asp?ID=9467647663
The barn is still there 🙂 That farm was pretty extensive…. spanning from Joy to W Chicago. I’ve been told there were originally 3 barns on the property – the one on this property, the one on what is now Kristi’s Flower Shop, and one that is no longer standing.