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

Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, September 17, 2020
1. Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  This school, named for Catholic missionary and educator Pere Gabriel Richard (1767-1832), opened on September 30, 1930. Detroit architect Robert O. Derrick, who planned many Georgian and Colonial Revival houses in Grosse Pointe as well as Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum, designed the school in the French Renaissance style. The school's interior features Pewabic tile fireplaces and fishponds, decorative plasterwork and marble hallways.
 
Erected 1994 by Bureau of Michigan History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1865.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 23.708′ N, 82° 54.331′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on McKinley Avenue south of Ridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 176 McKinley Avenue, Grosse Pointe MI 48236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 17, 2020
2. Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School Marker
flies. Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (approx. half a mile away); The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grosse Pointe Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House (approx. ¾ mile away); This Bell House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Farms.
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. Registration form includes a narrative description of the building, a statement of its significance, and both outside and inside photos. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 17, 2020
3. Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School
National Register of Historic Places plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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