A barbershop quartet will perform, and Unsung Salvage is printing T-shirts with the Highland Park logo, the first 200 of which will be distributed free thanks to a 17Strong city micro-grant. Organizers also hope vehicles from the 1919 era also will be parked around the area.
In the planning for more than two years, the event is open to “anybody in Hamilton who wants to come,” Garner said. “We certainly want the present and former residents to come.”
It was May of 1919 when two developers announced “this addition will develop into the best residential section of Hamilton.”
A year after Henry Ford in 1918 announced plans to build a factory in Hamilton, the neighborhood took its name from Highland Park, Mich., home of Ford’s Model T assembly plant.
It’s a dignified place worth celebrating, residents say.
“All the houses are different in Highland Park,” Crane said. “And The big trees make the neighborhood, I think. That’s what I love.”
It’s such a pleasant area that people travel in to take strolls, or walk their dogs, there, she said.
Another point she loves: Her sister, Susan Myers, lives on the other end of a stone walking path their father built connecting their yards.
“My cousins lived across the street, my aunt lived around the corner, my cousin lived two blocks down. It was wonderful growing up,” Crane said.