Farmington Hills, MI (February 2, 2009)--- Is the Botsford Inn part of your family’s history? For generations, families and friends celebrated special days at the Botsford Inn on Grand River Ave. – engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays and Sunday dinners. Built in Michigan’s pioneer days of 1836, the Inn has been witness to more than 170 years of Michigan history. Its current owner, Botsford Hospital, has restored the Inn’s exterior to its 1925 Henry Ford era appearance.
The Botsford Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Botsford Hospital, invites members of the community to purchase a commemorative brick in the plaza directly outside the Inn honoring a special event, person or memory. A purchase of a brick will help to write a new chapter in the history of the Inn by supporting the renovation and restoration of its interior.
Botsford Hospital wants to save this part of Farmington area history by restoring much of the Inn’s first floor, complete with furnishings from the Ford era and even earlier. Visitors will be welcomed on a scheduled basis to see the restored first floor and learn about the important role the Inn played in our community for nearly two centuries.
Bricks include a personalized inscription and will be available for purchase only in 2009. 4” x 8” bricks are $250 and 8” x 8” bricks are $400. For more information on how you can honor or remember a loved one with a brick, please call (248) 442-5065 or visit www.botsford.org. Facebook users can also join the group “Botsford Inn Commemorative Brick Plaza” to reminisce about the Inn, post photos or share stories.
Funds from Botsford Hospital will not be used for the renovation of the Botsford Inn. All money for this project will be raised through community support.
Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2007 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Dumas, Beth Montalvo or Stacy Brand
PHONE: (248) 442-7986