Log Cabin, Palmer Park (Detroit) – 1911


Log Cabin, Palmer Park – Built on of land donated to the city by Ex-Senator Thomas W. Palmer in 1893, and situated north of the city at the extreme terminal of the Woodward Avenue car line, is one of the city’s favorite breathing spots.  Its center piece is a log cabin which is an exact reproduction the home in which Senator Palmer resided when Detroit was little more than a trading post.

Post Marked Redford, Mich,  Aug 1911

“Dear Effie [Lee Weaver]  I think if you want to can corn you had better come out soon.  It is at the best now.  Libbie is at Ma’s [Esther Jenks Lee’s] today, will be in this neighborhood tomorrow is going home Saturday.  You better come tomorrow.  Yours Ettie [Marietta Lee Wright]”

I wonder if the log cabin is still there.  Effie was my great grandmother, living in Detroit.  Her mother, Esther Jenks Lee, lived in Southfield in the home her father built in 1851 — see photo at top of blog.



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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