Survey to Help Determine Direction of Holly Homestead Farm

Survey to Help Determine Direction of Holly Homestead Farm

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 26, 2018)

Holly, MI- Holly Township is in the process of saving and improving the Holly Heritage Farmstead which includes the historic Hawley barn. With the barn having been lifted and the foundation re-poured, the next step is for the Township to come up with a plan for maximizing the property for public use.

As part of the process, the Township is conducting an online survey to get feedback and idea.  To participate visit

Some more background on the project was included in the beginning of the survey:

“The Holly Heritage Farmstead is located at 13409 N. Holly Road, and is owned by Holly Township. Efforts are underway to preserve the farmstead, and create a master plan for reuse and educational programing.

“The Farmstead is uniquely situated on N. Holly Road. There are two houses on the property; the south house was built in the Greek Revival style, Circa 1850, the north house was built in the Italianate style, circa 1870s. An early 20th Century barn is located between the two houses. The Farmstead was owned by the Hawley Family, and originally Thomas Fagan. Mr. Fagan served as Township Supervisor for a number of years. This farmstead is representative of the early history of Holly Township.

“The Heritage Farm Committee was organized to determine the future direction of the property. The Committee meets at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Farmstead to discuss future plan and projects.

“Please take a few moments to complete the following survey. Your answers will inform the committee on the public’s awareness of the Farmstead, and what the community would like to see moving forward.”

For previous coverage of the Holly Farmstead, including pictures, check out our previous stories:


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