Grosse Pointe Shores in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Grosse Pointe Shores Village Hall
The Village of Grosse Pointe Shores incorporated in 1911. After a few years of holding meetings in local homes, the village council purchased this property to build a village hall. Albert Kahn, who later designed the Fisher Building in Detroit, created plans for the hall. The village council held its first meeting here in 1915. The hall originally housed local government offices, including the police and fire stations. It also served as a community center, where residents could enjoy motion pictures, town dances and the first public library in the Grosse Pointes. In 1929, the upper level was converted into apartments for public safety officers. In the 1960s, fire doors were expanded to accommodate new fire trucks and office renovations modernized the building's interior.
In 1982, after the ceiling of the village superintendent's office fell in, structural engineers decided that the village hall was unsafe for continued use. The council hired architect Robert C. Wakely to design the restoration and renovation project. In addition to fixing structural issues, Wakely and Associates made the
Erected 2018 by Michigan Historical Commission — Michigan History Center. (Marker Number L2308.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Entertainment • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 42° 26.218′ N, 82° 52.597′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Lake Shore Road north of Vernier Road. Marker is in front of the building and can be seen from the Lake Shore Road parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 795 Lake Shore Road, 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 flies. Recreation Building & Tennis Court (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lagoon & Swimming Pool (approx. Rose Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); Formal Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); Playhouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); North Cottage (approx. 1.2 miles away); Milk River Settlement (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gate Lodge & Garage (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.