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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

"Pine Grove"

 
 
"Pine Grove" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. "Pine Grove" Marker
Inscription.  This was the home of Moses Wisner and his wife, Angeolina Hascall. From 1859 to 1861 Wisner served Michigan as governor. He was born in New York, came to Michigan in 1837 and shortly established a successful law practice. In 1844 he purchased this property and in 1845 began construction of the main section of the house. He brought Angeolina here as a bride. Wisner planted various kinds of pine native to Michigan on the premises. During the Civil War he organized and commanded the 22nd Michigan Infantry. He died in Kentucky in 1863. He bequeathed the homestead to his wife who lived here until her death in 1905. Wisner’s daughter and granddaughter maintained “Pine Grove” until its purchase in 1945 by the Oakland County Historical Foundation as a center for Oakland County history.
 
Erected 1961 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number HB7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 42° 
"Pine Grove" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
2. "Pine Grove" Marker
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38.879′ N, 83° 18.239′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cesar E Chavez Avenue and Adelaide Street, on the right when traveling south on Cesar E Chavez Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac MI 48342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A City On Wheels (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Validation Testing (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Made in Pontiac (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin Boulevard Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Building Bodies (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rapid Transformation (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
Also see . . .  The Governor Moses Wisner House. Excerpt:
One of the main attractions for visitors to Pine Grove is the Greek Revival-Style mansion (pictured above) of former Governor Moses Wisner. Wisner came to Oakland County from New York, as many early settlers did, and in 1845, moved, with his family, onto a parcel of land on what was then known as the “Saginaw Trail.”
(Submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
"Pine Grove" Home image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
3. "Pine Grove" Home
The home serves as the Oakland History Center
Wisner Memorial Stadium image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
4. Wisner Memorial Stadium
Located on the property north of the home. Named for the former governor of Michigan and owner of Pine Grove.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 14 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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