Working Farm in the Middle of an Urban Business Area
Right on Evergreen Road in the middle of Southfield, in a busy section of office buildings and hotels, the Mary Thompson Farmhouse and still-working farm presents a chance for the visitor to imagine exactly what life was like before the skyline became dominated by steel and glass.
For many years, Mary was a school teacher in New Jersey and Florida. However, later in life, she lived in the farmhouse and it was bequeathed to the city upon her passing, with the stipulation that it be forever preserved.
It's truly unusual for a historical site because of the working nature of the property and its proximity to such a thriving urban center.
Tours are available and more information can be obtained by calling (248) 354-4711.