Vintage Point: Hitachi and the Methodist Children’s Home Society

This three-story brick building once stood outside downtown Farmington at 34700 Grand River, just west of Oakwood Cemetery and the Hitachi drainage pond. It was built in 1922 by the Methodist Children’s Home Society and was directed by a Miss Francis Knight. The current building dates from the 1980s, although it was built on the same site and faces the same angle.

Vintage Point

Historic photo from the Methodist Children’s Home Society. Contemporary photo by Maria Taylor. More at

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