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Troy in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Kresge Foundation

 
 
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By Joel S., August 24, 2013
1. The Kresge Foundation marker
Inscription. Sebastion Spering Kresge established this foundation in 1924 on the 25th anniversary of the company he organized in Detroit. The foundation's sole donor, he remained chairman of the board until retiring in 1966, shortly before his death. Grants of over $175 million in its first fifty years have aided established institutions to build facilities for teaching, healing, and the arts. In 1984 the foundation moved to this site.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S426.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 33.652′ N, 83° 11.48′ W. Marker is in Troy, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West 16 Mile Road 0.2 miles west of Coolidge Highway, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3215 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy MI 48084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S.S. Kresge Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Shain Townhouses (approx. 1.5 miles away); The National Bank Building (approx. 1.5 miles
The Kresge Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 14, 2013
2. The Kresge Foundation Marker
away); The Birmingham Theater Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Huston Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bell Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Erity-Nixon Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ford Building (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Kresge Foundation. (Submitted on August 29, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
The Kresge Foundation buildings image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 14, 2013
3. The Kresge Foundation buildings
The Kresge Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 24, 2013
4. The Kresge Foundation Marker
East entrance of Brooks farmhouse, part of the Kresge Foundation's headquarters.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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