Warren in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In 1928, the Village of Warren purchased property at this site with a bond to create Village Park that later included a dance hall and concession stand. The Village 4th of July parades ended here. After 1957, the official City Park was named for George P. Eckstein.
George was born in 1870, in Sterling Twp., to German born Lambert & Augusta. He and Rose May were married in 1901. George owned a sawmill, became Macomb Co. Sheriff, served on the Warren Village Council, and was president of the council from 1908 to 1925. About 1910, he formed one of the first Ford dealerships in Michigan, Eckstein-Lakie Co., located in Warren
Erected 2010 by Warren Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 42° 31.661′ N, 83° 2.608′ W. Marker is in Warren, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Eckstein, 0.2 miles east of Mound Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flynn House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hoard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Run Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warren Village Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul United Church of Christ (approx. ¼ mile away); Village of Warren (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Red Run Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Murthum-Vander Vlucht House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warren.
More about this marker. There is no street sign for the street to the park, which is just north of Red Run Drain. The City of Warren lists the address as 31810 Davy Street; Warren Historical & Genealogical Society lists the address as 31948 Mound Road; Google Maps shows the street name as Eckstein; there is no street sign.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.