Bibliography: Gaukler Pointe (Edsel Ford Residence, Ford Home)

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Gaukler Pointe (Edsel Ford Residence, Ford Home) Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by staff of the Benson Ford Research Center’s Archives and Library Department based on materials in our collections. If you have questions about these resources, please use our Submit a Question feature. If you are interested in duplication, please see our Duplication Resources FAQ.

Archival

  • Acc. 6 Edsel B. Ford Office Papers
    • box 25 J (includes Jens Jensen – July correspondence re: topographical survey of Gaukler Pointe property sent to Jensen, 1925
    • box 29 B-BI (includes Bassett-Anspach letter states that Jens Jensen has been chosen for Gaukler Pointe landscaping), 1926
    • box 36 BP-BZ (includes Briar Hill Stone Co. re: Gaukler Pointe home), 1927
    • box 38 H-HD (E.G. Hantsche and Co. re: finishing details for Gaukler Pointe House), 1927
    • box 43 A (2 folders) (includes Aeolian Organ installed in new Gaukler Pointe home), 1928    
    • box 47 PI-PZ (includes Postmaster – official request to deliver family mail to new home in Grosse Pointe Shores), 1928
    • box 54 PI-PZ (includes W.F. Pioch-request for Drafting Room design and to build a dog house for Gaukler Pointe home), 1929
    • box 54 SI-SP (includes Sunny Slope Dahlia Terraces re: Gaukler Pointe flower gardens), box 54 SI-SP (includes Sunny Slope Dahlia Terraces re: Gaukler Pointe flower gardens), 1929
    • box 74 SEA-SEY (includes Jens Jensen visits Haven Hill & Gaukler Pointe homes), 1931
    • box 80
      • DEC-DER (includes Robert O. Derrick, various subjects: Gaukler Pointe), 1932
      • DETROIT E-DI (includes Detroit Edison requests for corrected bill at EBF's Gaukler Pointe home), 1932
      • DO-DW (includes Joseph Duveen re: art purchases for EBF's Gaukler Pointe home), 1932
    • box 81 FL-FO (includes Guy C. Foster re: construction of Gaukler Pointe home's tennis court), 1932
    • box 83 JE-JU (includes M.L. Johnson re: Gaukler Pointe landscaping), 1932
    • box 85 PA (includes Parish, Watson & Company correspondence re: tapestries for Gaukler Pointe home), 1932
    • box 107
      • HO-HU (includes J.L. Hudson Company re: order for linoleum for chauffeur's home at Gaukler Pointe), 1935
      • JO-JU (includes Jones & Polk re: radios for Gaukler Pointe), 1935
    • box 116 JA-JO (includes Jones & Polk re: radio-phonograph installation at Gaukler Pointe residence), 1936
    • box 117 LA-LI (includes Liberty Music Ships re: records ordered for Gaukler Pointe home), 1936
    • box 119 
      • SA-SC (includes Benjamin A. Schmittdiel re: abstract for Gaukler Pointe property, dates to 1837), 1936
      • SI-SM (includes W & J Sloane re: interior work at Gaukler Pointe home), 1936
      • SN-SP (includes; A.G. Spalding & Bros order for diving board for Gaukler Pointe home), 1936
    • box 122 BRA-BRU (includes Briar Hill Stone Company re: stone for library chimney at residence), 1937
    • box 127 PA-PH (includes Frank Partridge, Inc. re: decorating at Gaukler Pointe residence), 1937
    • box 129 TA-TH (includes Taylor Stone Co., re: flagstone slabs for Grosse Pointe residence; Walter Dorwin Teague, re: decorating and repairs Grosse Pointe residence), 1937
    • box 136 PARTRIDGE (includes Frank Partridge, Inc., decorating plans for Grosse Pointe gallery room, furniture descriptions, photographs, costs), 1938
    • box 141 FA-FE (includes Raymond W. Foley, landscape work at residence), 1939
    • box 142 HOB-HOW (includes house furnishings, list of objects at residence including date purchased and cost), 1939
    • box 143 JOH-JOY (includes Marshall Johnson, landscape work at EBF residence), 1939
    • box 147 VA-VO (includes Fred Voigt, former gardener at EBF residence), 1939
    • box 149 COA-COM (includes Paul Colpaert, car washer at EBF’s residence), 1940
    • box 152
      • JA-JU (includes Pauline D. Jessup, interior decorator working on library at residence; Marshall Johnson, plans for gardens, service drive at residence), 1940
      • KA-KE (includes S. Kent Costikyan, correspondence re: servicing of residence and office rugs, list and description of rugs at residence), 1940
    • box 154 NE-NI (includes New York Art Iron Works, produced metal furniture for EBF homes in Grosse Pointe), 1940 
    • box 155 PAC-PAU (includes Frank Partridge, furnishings for Grosse Pointe residence, blueprint of drawing room and furniture placement, measurements of art gallery fireplace, requirements for new screen; Parish-Watson & Co, art work for Grosse Pointe residence), 1940
    • box 173 WAB-WAT (includes Nelson Frolund report on vehicles at EBF residence), 1942
    • box 265 (oversize) Undated Gaukler Point drawings (8 blackline prints)
       
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 150 Re: Gaukler Pointe Improvement
    • box 242 Gaukler Pointe-Jefferson Avenue
    • box 645 Grosse Pointe, Michigan (Gaukler Pointe) Property, 1924-1927
    • box 2837 Grosse Pointe, Michigan (Gaukler Pointe) Property, 1924-1945
       
  • Acc. 1036 Construction Department (Ford Motor Company) Records
    • box 14 Gaukler Pointe (construction contracts, 1930-38)
       
  • Acc. 47 Dearborn Realty and Construction Company
    • box 4 Miscellaneous; Construction charges for Henry & Edsel Ford residences, etc.

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  • Acc. 572 Nevins and Hill Research Series
    • box 3 No.8.3 Ford, Edsel; Residence
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  • Acc. 940 Frank Ernest Hill Papers
    • box 7 Ford, Edsel; Residences, Residences and Hobbies
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  • Engineering and Aperture Cards
    • drawer 3 Ford, Edsel; Dwellings; Gaukler Point
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 79 Ford, Edsel – Dwellings – Gaukler Pointe (aerial views, blueprints, buildings, exteriors, grounds, interiors)
    • box 80 Ford, Edsel – Dwellings – Gaukler Pointe (interiors, maps)
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  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 42-44 Edsel Ford
    • box 44-46 Henry Ford II
    • box 46-47 Benson Ford
    • box 47 Josephine and William Ford
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  • Acc. 188 Personal for Henry Ford Photographs
    • neg 4015-52 Edsel Ford Residence, 6-11-1931
    • neg 6854-82 Edsel Ford Residence, 6-2-1932
    • neg 22082-84 Edsel Ford Art Gallery and Residence, 12-10-1937
    • neg 23132-41 Mr. Edsel Ford’s Residence, 4-11-1938
    • neg 24000-12 Edsel Ford’s Residence for Henry Ford II, 21st Birthday Party, 9-12-1938
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  • Acc. 189 Photographs for the Company Series
    • neg 2515-20 Road Relocation, 3-25-1925
    • neg 2884-92 Lamp Posts at Gaukler Pointe, 8-8-1925
    • neg 4855 Air View of House, 10-5-1927
    • neg 4863-64 Air View – G.P. Under Construction, 10-5-1927

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