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

Grosse Pointe High School

 
 
Grosse Pointe High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
1. Grosse Pointe High School Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1928, this Neo-Georgian school, with its 134-foot-tall clock tower, is reminiscent of eighteenth-century buildings like Philadelphia's Independence Hall. Detroit architect George J. Haas designed the school with the most modern equipment and fashionable accoutrements. The school's Program of Dedication noted that the goal was to "create in appearance an expression in brick and mortar of the idealism of the public school in community and individual life." The hallways are lined with pink Tennessee marble and the doorways are crowned with plaster cornices. Murals in the library, by Edgar Louis Yeager, were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration in 1938. In 1968 the school was renamed Grosse Pointe South High School.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1882.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 23.44′ N, 82° 54.227′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Fisher Road 0.1 miles north of Grosse Pointe Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe MI 48236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Grosse Pointe High School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
2. Grosse Pointe High School and Marker
View from the west.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (approx. half a mile away); Grosse Pointe Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House (approx. 0.7 miles away); This Bell House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Grosse Pointe Farms Sewage Pumping Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Farms.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of South High School. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. The History Behind Cleminson Hall's Murals. Information about Edgar Yaeger's murals at Grosse Pointe South High School. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Grosse Pointe South High School image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 15, 2017
3. Grosse Pointe South High School
View from the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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