Log Cabin

A Day as a Guest At Senator Palmer’s Font Hill Log House and Famous Log Cabin Farm… The Palmer Log Cabin was built in 1885.  The architects were George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice who later mentored famed Detroit Architect Albert Kahn.  Rice eventually married Thomas Palmer’s adopted daughter, Grace.  The cabin is basically a … Continue reading

History of Palmer Park

From Family Farm to Community Park Excerpted from the tour guide script, from the First Annual Palmer Park and Palmer Park Historic Apartment District Architectural Tour, written by Gregory Piazza, with updating by Jim Meyers and PFPP Our story begins in 1832 when Judge James Witherell (1759-1838) purchased 80 acres of land between what are … Continue reading

The Palmers

The Palmers Excerpted from the 2011 guide book for the Tour of Palmer Park and Historic Palmer Park Apartment District by Gregory C. Piazza In 1832 Judge James Witherell (1759-1838), grandfather of Thomas W. Palmer (1830-1913) and the third Michigan Territorial judge, bought 80 acres of then-country land that ran from Hamilton Avenue to Fairway … Continue reading

Senator Palmer: A Modern Day Mystic

Senator Palmer: A Modern Day Mystic By Jim Meyers Mr. Palmer was a Modern Day Mystic, a known Mason who early on in life transcended to the 33rd degree by successfully passing the ‘Stone Block Test’ in the lodge room of his Order. He was bestowed the title of ‘Honorary Guardian of the Light’ by … Continue reading

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