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Grosse Pointe Farms in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
1. Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant Marker
Inscription. In 1893 summer residents organized the Grosse Pointe Water Company. Soon after, a village waterworks was built on Lake Shore near Moross Road to serve houses along the lake. The Peninsular Electric Light Company (forerunner of the Detroit Edison Company) bought the facility in 1905 and provided service to Grosse Pointe Farms, and later, Highland Park. During the 1920s Grosse Pointe evolved into a suburb and required a larger water system. In 1929 a waste water pumping station was erected on Chalfonte Avenue. The following year this filtration plant was built. Detroit architect Robert O. Derrick designed the elegant Neo-Georgian exterior to mask the building's utilitarian use.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1888.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 24.479′ N, 82° 53.321′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Moross Road and Carver Street, on the right when traveling east on Moross Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Moross Road, Grosse Pointe MI 48236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
2. Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant and Marker
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grosse Pointe Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House (approx. one mile away); Grosse Pointe Farms Sewage Pumping Station (approx. one mile away); Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (approx. 1 miles away); The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Farms.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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