SCHWEIKHER-LANGSDORF HOME & STUDIO:
In the kitchen, architect Paul Schweikher sought his vision of modernist efficiency through his design of open cabinetry and pass-through food service.
ROGER BROWN STUDY COLLECTION:
HOME ECONOMICS, HOUSE MUSEUM STYLE
Storage space is rare at the Roger Brown Study Collection. Thus, the gift shop is tucked into the dishwasher, while kitchen cabinets hold Brown’s 1970s appliances and an array of vintage, sugary foodstuffs. There’s Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup, Hershey’s cocoa, Karo syrups both light and dark, Brer Rabbit molasses, buttery caramel sauce, and clover honey––a core sample of a Southern-born artist's favorite sweeteners.
THE ANSEL B. COOK HOUSE:
A Garland stove, made in nearby Detroit by the Michigan Stove Company, anchors the kitchen and a pantry filled with culinary tools of a bygone era.
THE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK:
A HOUSEWIFE'S DREAM
The Kennicott House kitchen was modern in 1856. There was a pump that brought water up from the cistern, and a state-of-the-art stove with six burners and an oven. Mrs. Kennicott also had a summer kitchen attached to the house. The kitchen has been carefully restored to reflect the “modern” conveniences she once enjoyed.