The Chapman House, an 1860 Greek Revival house from Dearborn, Michigan, belonged to Henry
Fords favorite school teacher, John Chapman, who lived in the house during the 1870s.
Chapman who was a farmhand also taught in the Scotch Settlement School and later, the Miller School.
Chapman was a large man who used his size to intimidate the disobedient students in his classroom.
Henry Ford liked Chapman so much, that he transferred from
The structure is a good example of an average midwestern house and has simple furnishings in
keeping with the modest lifestyle of a rural schoolteacher during this time. The style of architecture
was unpopular in urban areas by the 1840s but remained prevalent in rural communities until
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