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Eastern Liggett School / Detroit Waldorf School

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. Eastern Liggett School Marker
Inscription.  
Eastern Liggett School
Albert Kahn designed this school in the Arts and Crafts style in 1913. It opened in 1914 as Eastern Liggett, a college preparatory school for girls, Kahn oversaw the addition of an auditorium, gymnasium and new classrooms in 1923, and the front gate installation in 1928. Many of Liggett’s early students were the daughters of business owners and industry executives from the surrounding Indian Village neighborhood. In 1964, Liggett School moved to Grosse Pointe.

Detroit Waldorf School
In 1966, the Waldorf School Association of Michigan reopened this building as Michigan’s first Waldorf School, using an educational approach created by Rudolf Steiner in Germany in 1919. It was one of Detroit’s first racially integrated private schools. In 1968, the school became a founding member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 as part of the Indian Village Historic District.
 
Erected 2016 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical
Detroit Waldorf School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. Detroit Waldorf School Marker
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Center. (Marker Number L2281.)
 
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 1914.
 
Location. 42° 21.897′ N, 82° 59.846′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlevoix Street and Burns Street, on the left when traveling west on Charlevoix Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2555 Burns St, Detroit MI 48214, 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. Indian Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ossian Sweet House / Dr. Ossian Sweet (approx. ¾ mile away); Pewabic Pottery / Mary Chase Perry Stratton (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Anthony Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Police Radio Dispatch (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Players (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Detroit Waldorf School. Excerpt:
In 1878, Rev. James D. Liggett settled in Detroit and established a small, independent school for girls, originally known as The Detroit Home and Day School, and later as The Liggett School.[6] The school was originally located at
Eastern Liggett School / Detroit Waldorf School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
3. Eastern Liggett School / Detroit Waldorf School Marker
Intersection of Charlevoix and Burns
Grand River and Broadway in Detroit, and quickly established itself with many of Detroit's most prominent families.
(Submitted on May 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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