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Grosse Pointe Farms in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grosse Pointe Academy

 
 
Grosse Pointe Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
1. Grosse Pointe Academy Marker
Inscription.  Owned by the Religious of the Sacred Heart from 1867-1969, this site is now an independent school. The narrow shape of the property reflects its original use as a French "ribbon farm" extending inland from Lake St. Clair. Situated at the Grosse Pointe Academy are an 1868 structure initially used as a public school for village children; the present Academy building erected in 1929; and a place of worship modeled after a French convent chapel. Each of these edifices is still in use.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L523.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 42° 23.762′ N, 82° 53.559′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Moran Road. Marker is near the academy building entrance, about 125 feet from the entrance to the grounds on Moran Road. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: 171 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe MI 48236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Martin Luther King Jr. In Grosse Pointe (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Farms.
 
Also see . . .  Grosse Pointe Academy. Wikipedia article about the Grosse Pointe Academy. (Submitted on July 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Grosse Pointe Academy and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
2. Grosse Pointe Academy and Marker
Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
3. Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel
Academy Building National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
4. Academy Building National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Academy Chapel National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
5. Academy Chapel National Register of Historic Places Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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