The lamppost, the bench, and the pine trees behind them. There's just something beautiful about it all to me. If you want some nature today though, look at the left side of the picture. There's a robin sitting there at the edge of the grass. The sign in front of everything almost seems to take away from it all, but it also adds something special. Here's what it says:
KIRBY WHITE HOUSE
This Federalist Revival House was designed by talented architect Marcus Burroughs for Kirby White, an executive of Ferry Morse Seed Company. In the 1930's Ferry Morse was the largest seed company in the free world. This house is considered the work of a master.
Originally located on a five acre estate on Farmington and Eleven Mile Roads, it was completed in 1928. Kirby White, his wife Alice and five children moved in.
Following the passing of Kirby White in 1933, a series of owners enjoyed the property. Eventually, sold to the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, the land was needed for religious purposes by 1956.
To preserve the integrity of this home for others to enjoy, it was relocated by Wayne and Cynthia Elliott. The house was moved one mile south on May 19, 1993. Here it was restored to its unique historic style.
FARMINGTON HILLS HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
How's that for a different kind of post from me? Actually, showing historical places near me was one of the kinds of things I had originally planned for this blog, until my love of nature took hold and pulled me along on the greatest adventure I've ever known. This is almost a look into the past for me. Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to expand nature beyond the limits of The Everyday Adventurer. Get ready for my big announcement!