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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Macomb County, Michigan

Clickable Map of Macomb County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Macomb County, MI (149) Lapeer County, MI (41) Oakland County, MI (463) St. Clair County, MI (122) Wayne County, MI (565)  MacombCounty(149) Macomb County (149)  LapeerCounty(41) Lapeer County (41)  OaklandCounty(463) Oakland County (463)  St.ClairCounty(122) St. Clair County (122)  WayneCounty(565) Wayne County (565)
Mount Clemens is the county seat for Macomb County
Adjacent to Macomb County, Michigan
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1 Michigan, Macomb County, Center Line — L1903 — Saint Clement Catholic Parish
Priests from Detroit served the Catholics of Kunrod's Corner, present-day Center Line, from 1852 to 1857. In 1854 Saint Clement Catholic Parish was founded, and a church was erected on land sold to the Diocese of Detroit by Hermann and Magthalina . . . Map (db m106224) HM
2 Michigan, Macomb County, Center Line — L2174 — St. Clement Cemetery
St. Clement Catholic Church served as the center of community life for the Belgian, German, Polish, French, and Irish Catholics who settled at Kunrod's Corner during the mid-nineteenth century. This cemetery originated as the parish's burying . . . Map (db m106225) HM
3 Michigan, Macomb County, Clinton Township — 1963 — Clinton Grove Cemetery
Established in 1855, the Clinton Grove Cemetery exhibits an exquisite array of funerary art in a wooded landscape. This combination of nature and monuments reflects the rural cemetery movement of the nineteenth century, which popularized park-like . . . Map (db m32164) HM
4 Michigan, Macomb County, Clinton Township — S142 — Moravian Road
In 1782 marauding American militia massacred nearly one hundred Christian Delaware Indians at their village in eastern Ohio. Seeking refuge, the Delaware settled on the Clinton River two and one-half miles north of here, on land granted by the . . . Map (db m85632) HM
5 Michigan, Macomb County, Davis — L804 — First Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1844 the Reverend Jonathon Davis founded the Methodist Episcopal Church to serve the community of Davis, known then as the village of Brooklyn. In 1846 the congregation built the town's first church. The present one, which dates from 1895, is a . . . Map (db m87612) HM
6 Michigan, Macomb County, Eastpointe — Eastpointe Veterans Memorial
This Memorial is in Honor and Memory of Those who Served Their Country in Time of Peace and War Dedicated Nov. 11, 1959 City Of East Detroit Map (db m170437) WM
7 Michigan, Macomb County, Eastpointe — L1706 — Erin-Warren Fractional District No. 2 School
This school served children in Erin and Warren Townships from 1872 to 1921. Beginning in 1838, German farmer Christian Gerlach held classes in his home. During the 1840s a log building served as a classroom. In 1850 a red frame school was built. . . . Map (db m122963) HM
8 Michigan, Macomb County, Eastpointe — L2123 — Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church
German immigrants began organizing Methodist churches in Michigan in 1846. In 1849 a small group founded the Immanuel Methodist Church in Roseville to serve Detroit's northeast side. In 1933, when the Roseville church was razed to widen Gratiot . . . Map (db m124524) HM
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9 Michigan, Macomb County, Eastpointe — L2093 — St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Erin Township's German immigrants first worshipped together in a log church amid an oak forest in 1846. The following year the Reverend John Friedrich Winkler helped organize St. Peter's church as a "country church" near Detroit. This is the third . . . Map (db m124572) HM
10 Michigan, Macomb County, Fraser — L1957 — Baumgartner House
A native of Bavaria, John Baumgartner purchased this property in Erin Township in 1856, becoming one of Fraser's first landowners. Around 1866 he and his wife, Samantha, moved here with the first three of their seven children. In 1875 they erected . . . Map (db m110795) HM
11 Michigan, Macomb County, Fraser — Fire Apparatus Bell
The forest fire apparatus bell in America appeared in 1803 on a hose wagon owned by the Philadelphia Hose Company No. 1. A spring-operated clapper rang the bell as the wheels turned, and acted as the warning device. Fire engines to this day are . . . Map (db m110869) HM
12 Michigan, Macomb County, Fraser — L2278C — St. John Lutheran Church and Schools
Side 1 In 1864, local residents asked Pastor Herman Lemke of East Detroit to help them organize a Lutheran church in Fraser. That same year, they built a small wood frame building on land south of 14 Mile Road. Each week after Sunday service, . . . Map (db m111062) HM
13 Michigan, Macomb County, Fraser — The Baumgartner House 1875
This was the home of John & Samantha Baumgartner. John came to America from Bavaria. The beauty of this house is in its architecture, "Rundbogenstil", or "Round arched windows". The style was popular in Germany between 1840 and 1850. German . . . Map (db m110825) HM
14 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Boathouse
This is where the Fords' boathouse stood for many years, jutting out over the cove. Edsel enjoyed boating of all types, and he owned an impressive collection of boats. An avid sailor his entire life, Edsel raced speedboats competitively as a . . . Map (db m206957) HM
15 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — S498 — Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company for many years, and his wife, Eleanor Clay, completed this 87-acre estate in 1927. Architect Albert Kahn derived the design from precedents in Cotswold, England, and many of the building materials, . . . Map (db m143597) HM
16 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Formal Garden
Edsel requested Jens Jensen build a generous playground for the children-space for sports in the summer and ice skating in the winter. By the late 1930s, the Ford children had outgrown the need for the play space. Eleanor and Edsel asked . . . Map (db m212257) HM
17 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Gate Lodge & Garage
The Fords—especially Edsel—lived in the public spotlight. They considered security and privacy to be of the utmost importance. To enter the estate, you must pass through the guarded and gated opening in the monumental Gate Lodge building. . . . Map (db m212261) HM
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18 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Gaukler Pointe
Gaukler Pointe The home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford has been designated a National Historic Landmark The natural prairie-stye landscape of Gaukler Pointe is nationally significant as one of the fines examples of the mature work of the style's . . . Map (db m212247) HM
19 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Lagoon & Swimming Pool
Landscape architect Jens Jensen thought about how landscapes would look over time. He commented to Edsel. It takes years to get the real beauty out of a landscape planted… Its greatest beauty is in mature age." Here, Jensen planned a gradual . . . Map (db m212253) HM
20 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Main Residence
The Main Residence sits on the eastern edge of the Gaukler Pointe taking advantage of the views of Lake St. Clair and the surrounding landscape created by Jens Jensen. Architecturally, the Cotswold District in England influenced architect . . . Map (db m206958) HM
21 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — North Cottage
Eleanor's chauffeur Arthur Fauser and his family (wife Mary and three children Arthur Jr. Alice, and John) moved into the cottage in late 1928 or early 1929. They lived there until Fauser's death in 1954. Many staff members, like Fauser, . . . Map (db m212263) HM
22 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Playhouse
The Playhouse was a gift to Josephine on her seventh birthday (1930) from her grandmother Clara Ford. Architect Robert O. Derrick designed it to complement the other buildings on the estate. In the roof gables, you can see decorative bas-relief . . . Map (db m212259) HM
23 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Power House
The Power House contained all of the machinery and equipment for operations across the estate. The oil-fired boilers heated the buildings and water for the swimming pool. Pumps operated the vacuum cleaner system in the house. Chlorinating . . . Map (db m206960) HM
24 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Recreation Building & Tennis Court
The Fords asked architect Albert Kahn to design a support building near the Pool for informal entertaining. The Recreation Building contains a large sitting room with original furniture and a large fireplace, a small kitchen, changing rooms, and . . . Map (db m212255) HM
25 Michigan, Macomb County, Grosse Pointe Shores — Rose Garden
Landscape architect Jens Jensen tried to resist designing formal gardens, but Edsel told him Eleanor wanted a not-too-large, but definitely formal, garden. The result is a circular, wagon wheel like space featuring a lotus blossom fountain at its . . . Map (db m212256) HM
26 Michigan, Macomb County, Harrison Township, Selfridge Air National Guard Base — 168 — Selfridge Field
Selfridge, Michigan's first real airport, began operations as a training base in July, 1917. It has progressed to a leading role in America's air arm. It is often called "The Home of Generals" because Selfridge has been a springboard to success in . . . Map (db m157867) HM
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27 Michigan, Macomb County, Macomb, Macomb Township — L2344 — St. Peter Lutheran Church
Side 1 On February 20, 1882, thirty founders signed the charter of the Evangelical Lutheran St. Peter Church. They laid the cornerstone of their first church on May 29, 1882, across from the school built by their former congregation in . . . Map (db m233462) HM
28 Michigan, Macomb County, Meade — S2170 — Crawford Settlement Burying Ground
Revolutionary War veteran John Crawford and his wife, Ann, founded this cemetery in 1837. Ornate headstones exhibit trends in funerary art over two centuries, and the German script on markers reflects the migration of European immigrants after the . . . Map (db m87681) HM
29 Michigan, Macomb County, Memphis — L824 — "The Thing"
Thomas Clegg (1863-1939) and his English-born father, John, built “The Thing,” the first recorded self-propelled vehicle in Michigan (and perhaps the country) in 1884-85. The Thing, driven by a single cylinder steam engine with a tubular boiler . . . Map (db m135276) HM
30 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — S418 — Alexander Macomb
In 1818 Territorial Governor Lewis Cass proclaimed the third Michigan County to be called Macomb. At that time the young General was Commander of the Fifth Military Department in Detroit. Born in that city in 1782, son of prominent local . . . Map (db m146870) HM
31 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L575 — Carnegie Library
Mount Clemens Carnegie building was erected in 1904 and was the first Carnegie Library built in Macomb County. It is one out of 1,681 such libraries across the United States financed by Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philanthropist. The . . . Map (db m85696) HM
32 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L181 — Crocker House
The first mayor of Mount Clemens, Josua Dickinson, built this Italianate house in 1869. His daughter Katherine (1849-1882), the great-granddaughter of city founder Christian Clemens, and his son-in-law, George M. Crocker (1848-1918), moved into it . . . Map (db m85660) HM
33 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L412 — Grace Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan sent Edward Magee to Mount Clemens in 1849. The interest generated by this missionary visit culminated a year later when the Grace Episcopal congregation was formed. In December of that year Michigan's first . . . Map (db m85763) HM
34 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Mount Clemens Station
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35 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — Joe Kopicki
The only Macomb County Native to play in the National Basketball Association (as of 2012) and considered the county's best ever. Joe began his basketball career at Warren Fitzgerald High School, where he once scored 51 points in a single game, . . . Map (db m147028) HM
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36 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — John DiGiorgio
John DiGiorgio played high school football as a Linebacker and Running Back for Utica Eisenhower High school. He led Eisenhower to the state finals in 1999 and 2000 and was named to the All-State Team. As a senior, John was a "Dream Team Pick" . . . Map (db m147034) HM
37 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — 1925 — Methodist Episcopal Church
When this Collegiate Gothic Church, designed by Cleveland architect Herman W. Maurer, was dedicated during the week of of January 3, 1926, the Mount Clemens Daily Leader called it a "Monument to Unity of Action." Over a century earlier, in 1820, the . . . Map (db m32093) HM
38 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L643 — Mount Clemens Mineral Bath Industry
For seven decades, Mount Clemens was internationally renowned as a mineral bath resort city. In 1865 the first well was sunk to obtain brine for salt production. Because of the high cost of separating the salt from the various other minerals and . . . Map (db m85658) HM
39 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — 20 — Mount Clemens PotteryMichigan Legal Milestone
The Fair Labor Standards Act (the Act) was enacted by Congress in 1938 to regulate workers' hours and wages. The United States Supreme Court interpreted an important provision of the Act in 1946 in a case arising in Mount Clemens. The Mount . . . Map (db m146845) HM
40 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L1344 — Saint Joseph Sanitarium and Bath House
(Side 1) Opened in 1899, the Saint Joseph Sanitarium and Bath House is the only building remaining from the Mount Clemens bath era. Beginning in 1870, people suffering from rheumatism, blood poisoning, diabetes and skin diseases, among . . . Map (db m85643) HM
41 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L1939 — Saint Mary's School
(Side 1) In 1870 Father Camillius Maes of Saint Peter Parish erected Saint Mary's School on this lot, adjacent to the church. When the grammar school opened in that year, it was the first Catholic school in the city and in Macomb . . . Map (db m85703) HM
42 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L239 — Thomas Edison
While working as a railway newsboy on the Detroit-Port Huron line, Tom Edison often stopped in Mount Clemens. He made friends with station agent J.U. Mackenzie and in 1862 saved Mackenzie's young son from death by a train. In gratitude Mr. Mackenzie . . . Map (db m143408) HM
43 Michigan, Macomb County, Mount Clemens — L1251 — Zion Church
Side 1 Organized on July 3, 1854, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was the first German Protestant congregation in Mount Clemens. Its founding trustees were John Rossow and Abraham Devantier from Prussia, John William Miller and Carsten . . . Map (db m85723) HM
44 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore — L1431 — Grand Pacific HouseRegistered Michigan Historic Site
Frederick Losh opened the Grand Pacific House in 1881, during New Baltimore's golden era. The Italiante hotel and saloon was built of bricks made locally at Streits's brickyard. Losh quickly profited from the city's popularity as a summer resort. . . . Map (db m152070) HM
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45 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore — L636 — New Baltimore / St. John's Lutheran Church
New Baltimore French explorers led by Pierre Yax first settled this area now known as New Baltimore in 1796. Chippewa Indians inhabited this vicinity then. Fabian Robertjean made the first government land purchase in 1820. Twenty-five years . . . Map (db m152837) HM
46 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore — New Baltimore Veterans Memorial
"Their sacrifice is futile, if peace is not made secure. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." In Memoriam World War I 1914 - 1918 William C. Ferris • Herbert J. Seifert World War II 1941 - 1945 Reginald J. Bethuy • Frank A. . . . Map (db m217691) WM
47 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore — Nicholas Koenig1894-1980
The City of New Baltimore is greatly indebted to Nick Koenig and family of Lakeside Gardens. Nick always led the way to community betterment and civic pride. He was recognized as the city's "Good-Will Ambassador, as he cheerfully gave of his time, . . . Map (db m152838) HM
48 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore — USMC Memorial 1st Batt. 24th Marines
This table has been set in honor of the warriors of the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines and the sacrifices of their families, brother Marines and communities. The Memorial is taken from the time-honored United States Marine Corps tradition of . . . Map (db m211472) WM
49 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township — "The Dorr"
"The Dorr" was a 265 foot vessel that was traveling down the St. Clair River with a cargo of coal heading for its port in Detroit in 1927. The boiler overheated and exploded engulfing the stern of the vessel in flames. The captain's attempt to fight . . . Map (db m217690) HM
50 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township — Chesterfield Township Tornado Memorial
Lives lost in the Chesterfield Township tornado May 8, 1964 Sancrant, Wanda 25 yrs. • Sancrant, Nanette 8 yrs. • Sancrant, Tina Marie 20 mos. • Sancrant, David Joseph 4 mos. • Forton, Barbara 29 yrs. • Rivard, James Anthony 79 yrs. • . . . Map (db m217689) HM
51 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township — Heritage Acres
The Trinity Museum was originally established in 1964. It was designed as a general store and its intent was to represent the general stores in Chesterfield Township during the period 1880 - 1930. With time, the historical vision of . . . Map (db m124376) HM
52 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township — L1962 — Kolping Chapel
Father Joseph Wuest established the Detroit Chapter of the Catholic Kolping Society in 1926. Wuest inscribed "Honor by means of untiring work," on a plaque for this chapel, which he built in 1932. Constructed of stones and shells sent from Kolping . . . Map (db m123236) HM
53 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township — Neilsen Log Cabin
The log cabin was originally a weekend retreat for the Neilsen family and when they decided to sell the land the cabin was not included as the family wanted it kept intact. It was located on Campground and 29 Mile road in Washington Township and . . . Map (db m124453) HM
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54 Michigan, Macomb County, New Baltimore, Chesterfield Township — School District No. 1 ChesterfieldWeller School
Elisha Weller owned the land on which the school was situated for many years. In May, 1831, Elisha purchased three 80 acre parcels of farm land in Chesterfield from the United States Government. To date, the earliest records which we have been able . . . Map (db m124292) HM
55 Michigan, Macomb County, New Haven — Walter C. Wetzel State Recreation Area
Welcome to Wetzel State Recreation Area Wetzel State Recreation Area consists of approximately 900 acres. In 1968, The (then) Dept. of Conservation appropriated $250,000 for the acquisition of a new State Park in Macomb County, near Coon . . . Map (db m146894) HM WM
56 Michigan, Macomb County, Ray, Ray Township — Millstones
These stones were used in this mill from the time it opened in 1847 until 1890 when they were replaced by roller mills. These comprise one set, or "run", of stones with a bottom stationary stone ("bedstone") and a top, rotating stone ("runner"). At . . . Map (db m88051) HM
57 Michigan, Macomb County, Ray, Ray Township — L1624 — Ray Township District No. 1 School
In 1863, Ray area farmers built what became known popularly as Mill School. Kindergarten through eighth grade students attended school here until 1953. That year the school district consolidated with Romeo School District and it transferred the . . . Map (db m34018) HM
58 Michigan, Macomb County, Ray, Ray Township — L1389 — Religious Society Church
The First Religious Society of Ray organized in 1869 and built this church on land donated by Arad Freeman, a member of Ray's founding families. Known for a time as the Ray Union Church, it originally had a steeple, and was similar in design to the . . . Map (db m34016) HM
59 Michigan, Macomb County, Ray, Ray Township — L2234 — Wolcott Mill
Wolcott Mill is among the oldest mills in Michigan. Built in the mid-1840s by the Arad Freeman family, early Macomb County settlers. It passed through several owners before Frederick Wolcott purchased it in 1878. The Wolcott family upgraded the . . . Map (db m87660) HM
60 Michigan, Macomb County, Richmond — John Donley Farm
During the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, a million people fled their homeland. Most came to America. Among them was 22 year old John Donley of Ballyporeen, County Tipperary. He landed in New York City in 1848. John leased and later . . . Map (db m123717) HM
61 Michigan, Macomb County, Richmond — L393 — Richmond Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1887, this structure formerly served as the First Congregational Church. When the congregation merged with St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1973, it sold the building to the Richmond Community Theatre. That group adapted the . . . Map (db m123721) HM
62 Michigan, Macomb County, Richmond — L2049 — Sanford Stone / Weller House
Sanford Stone Sanford Stone (1828-1888) came to Richmond in 1843. In 1875 he platted "Sanford M. Stone's Addition to the village of Richmond," which included Jefferson and Washington Streets between Ferguson and Beebe. Stone held many . . . Map (db m123722) HM
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63 Michigan, Macomb County, Richmond — Steam Engines--A Brief History
Horse drawn steam fire engines first appeared in the United States in the early 1850's. The steamers pumped 500 to 1,000 gallons of water per minute. They weighed as much as ten tons using three horses to pull them. Along with the steamers . . . Map (db m123720) HM
64 Michigan, Macomb County, Richmond, Richmond Township — Richmond Civil War Memorial
They did such deeds Erected by the Henry G. Beebe Woman's Relief Corps in memory of our Union soldiers 1861-1865Map (db m239292) WM
65 Michigan, Macomb County, Richmond, Richmond Township — Richmond Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Richmond area who served their country in war and peace.....and in reverent memory of those who gave their livesMap (db m239291) WM
66 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — Electric StreetcarsRomeo's Historic Movement
On November 18, 1899 the first electric streetcar arrived in Romeo. It moved up a track in the center of Main Street, connected by long rods to overhead electrical lines. Later, it turned west on St. Clair Street to the new Detroit United . . . Map (db m123383) HM
67 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — From the Foundry FiresEngine Blocks for Ford's Model T
Romeo's foundry industry was well-established when Lyman Holmes contacted Ford Motor Company in 1907. Ford was having problems getting engine parts for the Model N automobile from foundries in Detroit. Holmes managed the Romeo Foundry, that . . . Map (db m123458) HM
68 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — Helen Starkweather1903 - 1987
A lifelong resident of the Village of Romeo and art instructor in our local schools, Helen bequeathed her home to the community to be used as an art and historical center "dedicated to promoting and fostering an appreciation of local art and . . . Map (db m123540) HM
69 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — Many Tools and Many TasksThe C. Craig Blacksmith Museum
This shop has sheltered many types of work over the years. Built on its original South Bailey Street site in 1864, its owners included a tinsmith and a furniture upholsterer. Later, blacksmith Clyde Craig worked in the building for 50 . . . Map (db m123327) HM
70 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — L927 — Simpson Park Campground
Side 1 In the early nineteenth century Methodists began holding camp meetings, an outgrowth of their early revivals. Revival services were held during the winter months, and late summer was generally reserved for the district camp meeting. . . . Map (db m123303) HM
71 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — The Village Park
During the 1820's and 1830's pioneers from New York state and New England brought their cultural heritage to this community *** They and later settlers built homes and other structures of architectural distinction which qualified Romeo to be . . . Map (db m123471) HM
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72 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — L1424 — Village of Romeo
Originally known as Indian Village, Romeo was platted in 1830 on the former winter campgrounds of a band of Chippewa Indians. Nathaniel Taylor, Ashael Bailey and a Major Larned laid out the village, which was incorporated in 1838. Named Romeo by . . . Map (db m123372) HM
73 Michigan, Macomb County, Romeo — Wooden WheelsRomeo Grows with its Carriage Industry
Romeo was a world of wheels, long before the automobile. In the mid-1800s, a carriage industry developed here which was responsible for much of the prosperity of the Village of Romeo. This is still seen in the beautiful old homes built . . . Map (db m123364) HM
74 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — A Plank Road HistoryGratiot Avenue and "The Junction"
There had to be a better way to travel through the countryside when Michigan was young. In the mid-1800s, the new Gratiot Turnpike between Detroit and Mt. Clemens was a swampy and rutted dirt road. To improve things, in 1846 the State of . . . Map (db m120549) HM
75 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — L906 — Erin United Presbyterian Church
Under the leadership of the Reverend Harry N. Bissell of Mount Clemens, several families organized the First Presbyterian Church of Erin in 1860. The original thirteen members held their first services in a small schoolhouse. They were the first . . . Map (db m110738) HM
76 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — Frenchy's Auto PartsHelping Hands for the Roseville Community
During World War II, new cars were not available and people came to Frenchy's Auto Parts to keep their cars running. Owners Dumitru and Anna Simionescu experienced difficulties — rebuilding from a 1949 fire and financial struggles . . . Map (db m120723) HM
77 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — Packard Field in RosevilleFrom Airport to Shopping Center
Ground was broken here in many ways. At this site along Gratiot Avenue, Michigan's first commercial airport was established in 1919, and in 1954 Michigan's first shopping center opened here. Packard Motor Car Company, a leading American . . . Map (db m120651) HM
78 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — Rapid Railway Companyand Its Interurban Stops in Roseville
Interurban service became the most successful mode of transportation through Roseville in the early 1900s. Starting in 1895, the Rapid Railway Company ran electric interurbans along Gratiot Avenue between Detroit and Mt. Clemens, a . . . Map (db m120631) HM
79 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — L1354 — Sacred Heart Church
On June 1, 1861, the Reverend Amandus Van Den Driessche, from the Detroit Diocese, helped establish a Catholic mission at Utica Junction (now Roseville). The Sacred Heart mission, composed of Irish, German, Belgian and French families, completed its . . . Map (db m110679) HM
80 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — St. Mark Lutheran ChurchMichigan Sesquicentennial Organization
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of St. Mark Lutheran Church founded in 1850 for more than 150 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for . . . Map (db m133958) HM
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81 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — The Liberty MotorPackard Field
In memory of The Liberty Motor and the site of the first commericial airport in Michigan Packard Field 1914 Dedicated by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation 1955Map (db m197661) HM
82 Michigan, Macomb County, Roseville — Watching the Big Showat the Gratiot Drive-In Theater
The outdoor theater was a delightful landmark in Roseville and in the memories of people who enjoyed the Gratiot Drive-In for 36 years. It first opened in 1948 and offered entertainment until it closed in September 1984. People fondly . . . Map (db m120666) HM
83 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — "Quality First"The Packard Motor Car Company
Packard is remembered and celebrated by people around the world. No company sold more luxury cars between 1925 and 1942, and the distinctive tombstone-shaped grill was a company trademark. The Packard Motor Car Company was originally . . . Map (db m137591) HM
84 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — Base of OperationsThe Lodge at the Proving Grounds
The Lodge is a landmark, just north of the main gates of the Packard Proving Grounds. Designed by famous architect Albert Kahn in the English Cotswold style, it opened in 1928 as the site's base of operations. The site manager and his . . . Map (db m137579) HM
85 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — Extreme TestingThe Packard Endurance Runs
Packard combined luxury and quality like no other automobile. The Packard Motor Car Company continually tested its products, even under extreme conditions. Two 25,000-mile tests were run here on the Packard Proving Grounds track, one in . . . Map (db m137675) HM
86 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — In Times of WarPackard's "Arsenal of Democracy"
Packard answered the call to arms, turning its automotive expertise to the production of thousands of trucks and Liberty aircraft engines in World War I. The world again turned to Packard's "Master Motor Builders" during World War II, as . . . Map (db m137634) HM
87 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — Made for SpeedThe Test Track at the Proving Grounds
The high-speed testing track was the key. The 2 1/2-mile oval had 31-degree banked curves which allowed drivers to reach high speeds. On June 14, 1928, after winning that year's Indianapolis 500, race car driver Leon . . . Map (db m137683) HM
88 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — S686 — Packard Motor Car Company / Packard Proving Grounds
Packard Motor Car Company In 1899 brothers James Ward and William Doud Packard founded the Ohio Automobile Company in Warren, Ohio. In 1902 Detroiter Henry Joy and several other local investors purchased the company, moved it to Detroit, and . . . Map (db m135685) HM
89 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — Packard Proving GroundsPreserving Automotive History
There were wide open spaces here when the Packard Motor Car Company purchased almost a full square mile of land to the west for a new testing facility. The site opened in 1928 with a high-speed 2 1/2-mile oval track . . . Map (db m137619) HM
90 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — Packard Takes FlightCharles Lindbergh Visits the Proving Grounds
The "Master Motor Builders" at Packard made some of the world's best engines for both automobiles and aircraft. Packard first manufactured aircraft engines during World War I and continued after that war. Packard used the nearly mile-long . . . Map (db m137673) HM
91 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — L2183 — Spring Hill Farm / Utica Nike Base
Spring Hill Farm Peter and Sarah Lerich established Spring Hill Farm in the 1830s. Their daughter Liberetta wrote in 1923 that her parents, opponents of slavery, had built a hiding place into a hillside as part of the Underground Railroad. . . . Map (db m137840) HM
92 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — The Vincent FamilyHome at the Proving Grounds
It wasn't just an industrial testing facility. The Proving Grounds was also home to superintendent Charles H. Vincent and his family, from its opening in 1928 to 1942. Charlie and his wife Lucille raised three daughters in the Lodge at the . . . Map (db m137605) HM
93 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township, Shelby Charter Township — L3048 — Utica Cemetery
John and Mary Stead deeded 4.46 acres of land to the Utica Cemetery Association in 1863. Included in that parcel was a section referred to as the "Old Burying Ground" and a family plot called "Stead's Reserve." The first burial occurred in 1817 . . . Map (db m118901) HM
94 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township — Kreager Farm Outhouse
This outhouse came from the Kreager Farm that was located on Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township. The building was rescued by the Shelby Township Historical Committee days before the farmstead was demolished in 2009. It was restored and placed . . . Map (db m216980) HM
95 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township — L1653 — Shelby Fractional District No. 1 Schoolhouse
Shelby Fractional District No. 1 Schoolhouse Built in 1871Map (db m216979) HM
96 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township — Shelby Township Defense of the Homeland Monument
"December 7th, 1941-- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked." --President Franklin D. Roosevelt Dec. 8, 1941 "This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite . . . Map (db m216992) WM
97 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township — Shelby Township Purple Heart Memorial
To honor Shelby Township Purple Heart recipientsMap (db m216994) WM
98 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township — Shelby Township Veterans Memorial
(front) To the men and women of Shelby who helped preserve freedom for all ages to come let none forget they gave their all and faltered not when came the call Forever serving shoulder to shoulder In memory of all Shelby veterans This . . . Map (db m216987) WM
99 Michigan, Macomb County, Shelby Township — Shelby Township War on Terror Memorial
Global War on Terror Mark Barbret • Darryl Hill • Christopher Tube • D Alex Knapp • Todd Lambka • Kyle McClain Iraq • AfghanistanMap (db m216990) WM
100 Michigan, Macomb County, St. Clair Shores — L705 — Blossom Heath Inn
Matthew Kramer, a hotelier and yachtsman, built this roadhouse in 1911, naming it the Kramerhof. In 1920 the building was sold to William McIntosh, who renamed it the Blossom Heath Inn and added two large wings, which included an ornate ballroom. . . . Map (db m102498) HM

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