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I have been driving by this attraction for many years but never looked into the details of it until now. Apparently it was closed many years ago. Reading the following descriptions indicates it was a very unique idea and I am sad I never got to explore it when it was open. Maybe next time I go by I will try to get a closer look.
The 20+ buildings in Preston's Antique Gaslight Village have been moved to the Allen location from a 50 mile radius. Each has been carefully restored to its 1835-1925 era, and filled with shops that reflect its historical period. Strolling the landscape village allows for a nostalgic step back in time for some, a history lesson for others and a unique shopping experience for all. The 25 buildings include an 1840 school house, a 1900 general store, an 1895 summer kitchen, an 1885 doctor's office and even a 1902 Sears and Roebuck catalog house. The 1890's restored Methodist Church can be booked for weddings, family reunions and other events, accommodating up to 80 guests.
Preston's Gaslight Village is on highly traveled US-12, located half way between Detroit & Chicago. 32 buildings on 5 acres! Primary building, 9500 sq ft, former stagecoach stop, renovated w/Anderson windows, vinyl siding, newer roof, upper level w/living quarters, possible bed & breakfast. Main level antique business INCLUDES ALL ANTIQUES (see LA for list of inventory) Many of the 32 historical buildings have antiques, also included in the sale. Each building has been carefully restored to its circa 1835-1925 era & filled with shops that reflect its historical period. Strolling the landscaped village allows for a nostalgic step back in time for some, a history lesson for others & a unique shopping experience for all. A restored building can be booked for weddings, family reunions & other special events. Other buildings include Candy & Millinery Shop, 4 Schools, General Store, Sears Roebuck Catalog House.. to name a few. Truly a charming mini Greenfield Village atmosphere!