Photographer's Note

Just a couple miles up the small Rouge River from Ford's massive River Rouge Facility is the home of Henry Ford himself. He named it Fairlane Estate after his ancestral home in Ireland. It was in a secluded area when built, and still is in a rather natural setting away from the surrounding city. The Fords lived here from when it was built in 1914-15 until their deaths in 1947 and 1950, more of which I will talk about in the future.

This particular building is the powerhouse for the mansion. Ford's good friend Thomas Edison helped design this 6 story hydroelectric powerhouse. It is connected to the mansion itself by a 300 foot long underground tunnel. This powerhouse assured the mansion could be completely self-sufficient. Heat and electricity were provided for not only for the house be even for the bird houses on the sprawling estate.

In post-processing I increased the contrast +10 to accent the shadows. I lost some details in the shadows but I think it was minimal.

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Additional Photos by Paul Mastrogiacomo (pamastro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2680 W: 165 N: 2694] (7290)
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