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Over time, Galpin accumulated large land holdings, some of which he sold to his children for the price of "natural love and affection." His children married into surrounding families, including the extended Pray Family.
During the second half of the 19th century, two distinct farms emerged on the property. The western portion, which includes the Galpin-Smith House, was operated by Philo's grandson, Philo Esek Galpin, and descendants. The house is an early example of the Italianate architectural style. The eastern portion of the farmstead has since been demolished to make room for the Ford Road/M-14 intersection.
The historic resources on this driving tour are private property and meant to be enjoyed from the public right-of-way. Please do not trespass.