President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Boyhood Home

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Ford, President Gerald R., Jr., Boyhood Home
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President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Boyhood Home is located in Michigan
President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Boyhood Home
Location 649 Union SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinates 42°57′2.39″N 85°39′15.36″W / 42.9506639°N 85.6542667°W / 42.9506639; -85.6542667Coordinates: 42°57′2.39″N 85°39′15.36″W / 42.9506639°N 85.6542667°W / 42.9506639; -85.6542667
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95000073[1]
Added to NRHP February 27, 1995

The President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., Boyhood Home is a house in Grand Rapids, Michigan that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 649 Union SE in Grand Rapids.

Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth president of the United States lived here from the age of 8 to 17 (1921 – 1930). Of all his boyhood homes, Ford remembered this one most vividly in his autobiography. Ford recalled that he and his friends used the garage behind the house as a social club. "We learned to play penny-ante poker... it was a great hideaway because my parents wouldn't climb the ladder to the second floor-- or so I thought." Ford served Grand Rapids in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1949 – 1973.

In 2013 the house underwent an exterior paint restoration, using seven colors and taking more than 500 man-hours. The work was completed by Third Coast Color Painting Co. of Grand Rapids.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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