Grosse Pointe Park in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Buck, an English immigrant farmer, built the main part of this house around 1849. It has fourteen-inch thick walls and is the oldest brick house in Grosse Pointe. The rear clapboard addition, built elsewhere, dates from the 1880s. Henry Russel, an attorney and businessman, bought the house in 1901. In 1912 it became the home of his daughter, Helen Wardwell, and her husband, Harold. She lived here for sixty-five years. In 1977 the property was acquired by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church as a bequest of Helen Wardwell.
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S0487.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 42° 22.765′ N, 82° 55.414′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Avenue and 3 Mile Drive, on the right when traveling west on East Jefferson Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16109 E Jefferson Ave, Grosse Pointe MI 48230, 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. Voigt-Kreit House / Voigt on Public Education (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Defer Elementary School (approx. ¾ mile away); Lewis E. Maire Elementary School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fox Indian Massacre (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martin Luther King Jr. In Grosse Pointe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Park.
Also see . . . Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 16109 E. Jefferson. Higbie Maxon Associates website entry (Submitted on June 20, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
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