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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Harmonie Club

Harmonie Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., May 3, 2011
1. Harmonie Club Marker
The marker is in a small park across the street from the still-standing Harmonie Building.
Inscription.  Detroit's oldest musical association, the Harmonie Society, was founded in 1849 by German immigrants who wished to meet and sing Lieder (German art songs). The society's first building, Harmonie Hall, was constructed in 1874 at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Beaubien Street. The hall burned in 1893 and the present Harmonie Club was erected in 1895. Designed by German-American architect Richard E. Raseman, the Beaux Arts structure was a Germantown landmark. Although organized and operated by Germans, the club hosted gatherings of people from many ethnic groups. It became one of Detroit's most prestigious organizations. The Harmonie Club is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2001 by German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Michigan Chapter. (Marker Number S0473.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 42° 20.166′ 
Harmonie Club Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., May 3, 2011
2. Harmonie Club Building
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N, 83° 2.78′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Grand River Avenue and Centre Street, on the right when traveling north on East Grand River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 267 East Grand River Avenue, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Germantown / The Harmonie Club (here, next to this marker); Music Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry the Hatter (about 500 feet away); L. B. King and Company Building (about 600 feet away); Statue of Abraham Lincoln (about 700 feet away); Parker's Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vernor's Ginger Ale (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
More about this marker. This is a two-side marker. The other side is titled "Germantown". This page is a duplicate of marker page
Also see . . .  Harmonie Club (Detroit, Michigan). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.) 
<i> Harmonie Hall, Detroit, Mich.</i> image. Click for full size.
The Detroit News Company, circa 1907
3. Harmonie Hall, Detroit, Mich.
Harmonie Club Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
4. Harmonie Club Cornerstone
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 185 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 13, 2014.   4. submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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