Here’s another census sheet. This one featuring the son of Henry Ford, Edsel.
The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is open to the public today after being placed into a trust by Eleanor in the 1970s. It was built in 1927 and in 1940 it was worth $1,339,830 – not bad for the “President” of an “Automobile Factory.” The census data shows 45-year-old Edsel lived with his wife Eleanor, son Henry II, son Benson, daughter Josephine, and son – the recently deceased William Clay (the owner of the Detroit Lions). There were also seven servants.
Here is what the house at 1100 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Shores looks like today:
Visiting this historic mansion is definitely worth it. I highly recommend it if you’re in the greater Detroit area.