House Portrait Collection of Birmingham, Michigan!
My work has taken me to all corners of the U.S.., but this interesting collection is right here in my current state of residence; Michigan. I always find it fascinating to find out about the history of a city. It all started in 1818, when a few parcels of land were purchased that would become the beautiful suburb of Birmingham. Located just 20 miles northwest of Detroit, this quaint city was soon a hotspot for Detroit commuters once the automobile boom hit in 1933.
Still filled with small town charm, Birmingham has a gorgeous array of historic and modern homes that I’ve taken a delight in painting. The residents of the city take great pride in the history of their architecture, as shown in this statement from the city’s Historic Preservation Department: “Our historic districts safeguard the heritage of the city by preserving areas in the city that reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history.”
Similarly, I enjoy learning and observing the history these structures have to offer! Birmingham goes so far as to have public walking tours of the historic neighborhoods, including the Mill Pond neighborhood which is home to preserved historic homes like the John Hunter House, built in 1822. This is one of the oldest structures still standing in Michigan and was home to some of the earliest settlers to the region!
Join me on a stroll through Birmingham, Michigan, as we take a look at some of the beautiful new and old homes this tree-lined city has to offer. I hope you enjoy my Birmingham House Portrait Painting Collection!
Thank you for viewing my Birmingham Home Portrait Collection! As I always say, it is the homeowners who are the heroes of beautiful communities such as he City of Birmingham. If you like what you see, stay a while! I have many other blog posts showcasing my collections both in Michigan and around the country for you to enjoy.