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Our Pawsitive Commitment to Welcoming All Breeds 🐾
In response to the recent ban on pit bulls in Grosse Pointe Shores, Ford House wishes to remind visitors that, in accordance with our organizational value of inclusion for all, 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝗼𝗴𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲! During operating hours, Ford House members are welcome to walk their dogs on leash on the property, excluding Bird Island.
Driven by Design+
Learn about Edsel Ford's impact on automotive design and see five cars from the Fords’ collection
Located in the Gate Lodge garage.
The Driven by Design+ exhibit inside the garage at the Gate Lodge features five rare vehicles:
- World’s only 1939 Lincoln Continental prototype,
- 1932 Ford Model 18 Speedster,
- 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster,
- 1934 Brewster Town Car, and
- Eleanor Ford’s customer 1952 Lincoln Town Car Limousine.
The exhibit tells the story of Edsel Ford’s unique contributions that elevated the Ford Motor Company brand and positioned the automaker as a fierce competitor in its industry. Gain a deeper understanding of Edsel Ford’s passion for luxurious design and explore the impact of the partnership between Edsel and E.T. “Bob” Gregorie – Ford’s then-chief designer.
Get an up-close look at these mint-condition vehicles, and learn about the creative process behind designing cars, including the colors, fabrics, and textures.
The exhibit is free for all visitors and will be displayed in the Gate Lodge garage beginning May 2, 2023.