Ford homes tour Dec. 6 benefits Dearborn Symphony

DEARBORN — Friends of the Dearborn Symphony will host its annual tour and walk in the historic Ford Homes District from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6.

Ten houses in the neighborhood where Henry Ford built houses for his employees in 1919 and 1920 will be open to the public. The houses are representative of some of the seven “Ford Home” styles.

All houses on the tour will be decorated in an old-fashioned Christmas theme and décor that evokes nostalgic memories of a bygone post-Victorian era marked by lamplit streets and other unique touches long absent from newer neighborhoods.

This year’s tour also includes live holiday music provided by musicians associated with the Dearborn Symphony.

Tickiets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event at tour headquarters, Reach International Church, 1865 Nowlin in the heart of the Ford Homes district, south of Michigan Avenue and east of Outer Drive.

Tickets purchased in advance must be taken to tour headquarters where tour booklets will be distributed. Advance tickets may be purchased from the Dearborn Symphony office — call 313-565-2424, email, or go to or — and the following Dearborn outlets:
• Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave.
• Dearborn Farm Market, 2645 Monroe St.
• Dearborn Music, 22501 Michigan Ave.
• Eurich’s Clock World, 21755 Tenny St.
• McFadden-Ross House, 915 S. Brady.
• Dearborn Brewing, 21950 Michigan Ave.
• Cherry Hill Pharmacy, 23100 Cherry Hill.
• Village Picture Framing & Art Gallery, 22191 Michigan Ave.
• Fisher’s Flower Shop, 2315 Monroe St.
• Sweet Pea’s Baby Boutique, 23053 Michigan Ave.
• Stormy Records, 13936 Michigan Ave.

Proceeds will support musical programs funded by the Dearborn Symphony and also support programs and beautification projects in the Ford Homes Historic District.