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

The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
1. The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Marker
Inscription. This Neo-Gothic church was dedicated on May 15, 1927, Detroit architect W. E. N. Hunter designed the limestone structure, which contains stained-glass windows by the Willet Studios of Philadelphia, Pewabic tile from Detroit and wood carvings by German carver Alois Lang. The tower houses a forty-seven-bell carillon. In 1962 the education wing was erected. The church was dedicated to the founders, who organized the nondenominational Grosse Pointe Protestant Evangelical Church on September 7, 1865. In 1867 the first church was erected at Kerby Road and Lake Shore Drive. A stone and wood-frame building, referred to as the "ivy-covered church," was built on this site in 1894. In 1920 the congregation reorganized as a Presbyterian church.
 
Erected 1991 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1738.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 23.238′ N, 82° 53.955′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Shore Road and McKinley Place, on the right when traveling north on Lake Shore Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe MI 48236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
2. The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grosse Pointe Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); This Bell House (approx. 1 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (approx. 1 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Sewage Pumping Station (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Farms.
 
Also see . . .  Our History. (Submitted on July 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
3. The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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