John W. Keeney and Erena Alexander Rogers Farm

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John W. Keeney
and Erena Alexander Rogers Farm
Keeney Farm Michigan.JPG
John W. Keeney and Erena Alexander Rogers Farm is located in Michigan
John W. Keeney and Erena Alexander Rogers Farm
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 5300 Monroe Street
Franklin Township, Michigan
Coordinates 42°01′26″N 84°05′19″W / 42.02389°N 84.08861°W / 42.02389; -84.08861Coordinates: 42°01′26″N 84°05′19″W / 42.02389°N 84.08861°W / 42.02389; -84.08861
Area 256 acres (104 ha)
Built 1835
1865–1868 (farmhouse)
Architect Riley Butrick
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 01001020[1]
Added to NRHP September 24, 2001

The John W. Keeney and Erena Alexander Rogers Farm, commonly known simply as the Keeney Farm, is a historic district located at 5300 Monroe Street (M-50) in Franklin Township in north-central Lenawee County, Michigan.[2] It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site and added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 24, 2001.[1]

The farm consists of 256 acres (104 ha), which includes the farmhouse, fields, woodlands, a pond, and an apple orchard. The majority of the property — all but 10 acres (4 ha) — has been owned by the Keeney family since it was first settled in 1835. The large farmhouse was built between 1865–1868. It underwent major restoration in 1926 but retains most of its original characteristics. Some of the landscape features surrounding the house, including the retaining wall along M-50, were built from 1926–1950.[2] The apple orchard has been continuously operating since 1875, and is one of the oldest such orchards in Lenawee County.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Keeney, John W. and Erena Alexander Rogers, Farm". Retrieved June 28, 2010.