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

Russell A. Alger House “The Moorings”

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
1. Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" Marker
Inscription. Russell A. Alger, Jr., (1873-1930) son of Michigan's Governor Russell Alger, built this Italian Renaissance style mansion in 1910. Alger was one of the founders of the Packard Motor Car Company, Charles A. Platt of New York designed this elaborate structure, and Ellen Shipman of New York landscaped the grounds. The home, situated on Lake St. Clair, was referred to as "The Moorings." Alger lived here until his death in 1930. From 1936 to 1948, the house was used by the Detroit Institute of Arts as a branch museum. In 1949 it was deeded to the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association in memory of those who served and died in our nation's wars and for facilitating the educational, cultural and civic needs of the community.
 
Erected 1983 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S548.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 23.223′ N, 82° 53.871′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lake Shore Road and Elm Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe MI 48236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
2. Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" and Marker
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (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. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Farms.
 
Also see . . .  About the War Memorial and Our History. (Submitted on July 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
3. Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings"
 
 
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 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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