Doug Heinlen
Auto Heritage - Ford Room

Douglas Brown Heinlen was born March 3, 1939, in McCamey, Texas, to Wallace Meyer Heinlen and Evelyn (Smith) Heinlen. The family moved to Toledo where Douglas attended local schools and received his B.S. from the University of Toledo. Douglas married Dorothy Margaret Rowland April 13, 1968. They made their home in Dundee where Douglas taught physics, geometry and advanced mathematics at Dundee High School. He also began the school's computer program, designing the lab and bringing computers to Dundee schools in the early 1980's Douglas was a renaissance man. He taught himself plumbing, electricity and woodworking so he could lovingly restore his Greek Revival home, an 11-year effort with only one electrical fire in the 48 years he lived there. Douglas served on the Dundee Village Council and was a member of the Historical Preservation Society of Dundee (Old Mill). Dundee history became his passion. He enhanced photos for the Old Mill Museum maintaining supplemental archives. In 2017, the Old Mill's Ford Room was renamed in his honor.

Doug Heinlen

Doug Heinlen

What the Ford Heritage Room is/was...

  • Water drive Electrical Turbine
  • Ford History
  • Water Flow Control for turbine
  • Ford Mill Tour Route
  • More

Pictures of the Heritage Room Equipment and past Mill Workers










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