David & Tara Chicatelli
owners of the
Edsel and Eleanor Ford
Indian Village Historic District
(near Van Dyke and Jefferson)
have graciously agreed to host
the picnic in their expansive yard.
Their home was built by banker Enoch
Smith in 1915. The home was then purchased by Edsel B. Ford in 1916 prior to
his marriage to Eleanor Clay on November 1st of that year. Known as the "Ford Honeymoon House", the Edsel Fords lived
there until late 1921. Henry Ford II (1917 -1987) and Benson Ford (1919 – 1978) were born while the Ford’s
The Chicatellis have generously donated half the cost of this catered event which has reduced the price to only $10
per person. Please bring your cash or check to the picnic.
The menu includes: Hamburgers, BBQ Chicken, Italian Sausage w/ peppers & onions, Baked Beans,
Pasta Salad and dessert.
Schedule of events:
11:00 a.m.- Model T tour of downtown and Belle
Isle leaving from Piquette Plant.
1:00 p.m. Those not taking part in the Model T tour arrive at the Chicatelli’s
1:30 p.m. Lunch is served!
2:30 p.m. Photo of Model Ts in front of Honeymoon
by Sunday, September 24, 2006 by contacting Mike Skinner at (586) 445-0041 and leave a message with the following information.
you be bringing a Model T on the tour?
If yes, how many passengers?
How many people in your party will be attending the picnic?
only Model T's or other antique vehicles on the tour. Of course, modern vehicles are welcome at the picnic,
but parking in front of the Picnic site/Ford House will be reserved for Model T's.
461 Piquette St
Detroit, MI 48202-3547