President Gerald R. Ford Jr. Boyhood Home

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President Gerald R. Ford 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
President Gerald R. Ford Jr. Boyhood Home is located in the US
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
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.[citation needed]

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

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