Fairy Doors – Northville, MI


Fairy Doors have been popular in the Michigan region since the introduction of these tiny architectural features in the town of Ann Arbor. Not to be outdone, the town of Northville, Michigan decided to continue the tradition by installing fairy doors on the inside and outside of the businesses in their own downtown area.

Fairies began migrating to Northville when Prudy Vannier, a local artist and resident suggested to the merchants of the town that Fairy Doors would be a simple way of adding some charm and whimsy to the downtown area and a way to attract tourists and shoppers to the economically depressed area.

The first fairy door was placed in The Fairy Art Store in the Northville Gallery. Tiny Fairy doors can now be found in more than 50 Northville businesses on Main, Center and other mid-town streets.


A printable location list/map of all the miniature fairy doors in Northville (created & produced by Peggy Trabalka) can be found on Northville’s downtown website.

Fairy Door Books can be purchased at many of the Northville merchant locations. Fairy Door Posters are available now at Northville Gallery located at 123 E. Main Street. Fairy door tours can be arranged for local groups and even as a birthday party activity.

Chamber of Commerce
195 S Main Street
Northville, MI 48167

Northville Fairy Doors (Webpage)
Northville Chamber of Commerce (Website)


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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