“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Clickable Map of Wayne 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> Wayne County, MI (528) Macomb County, MI (125) Monroe County, MI (185) Oakland County, MI (400) Washtenaw County, MI (259)  WayneCounty(528) Wayne County (528)  MacombCounty(125) Macomb County (125)  MonroeCounty(185) Monroe County (185)  OaklandCounty(400) Oakland County (400)  WashtenawCounty(259) Washtenaw County (259)
Detroit is the county seat for Wayne County
Grosse Pointe Farms is in Wayne County
      Wayne County (528)  
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1Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L523 — Grosse Pointe Academy
Owned by the Religious of the Sacred Heart from 1867-1969, this site is now an independent school. The narrow shape of the property reflects its original use as a French "ribbon farm" extending inland from Lake St. Clair. Situated at the Grosse . . . Map (db m106302) HM
2Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1887 — Grosse Pointe Farms Sewage Pumping Station
Built in 1929Map (db m106347) HM
3Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1888 — Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant
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 . . . Map (db m106286) HM
4Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1882 — Grosse Pointe High School
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 . . . Map (db m106340) HM
5Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — S754 — Martin Luther King Jr. In Grosse Pointe
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the Grosse Pointe High School auditorium on March 14, 1968, to a crowd of more than two thousand people. In a speech entitled “The Other America,” King depicted two worlds within the nation: one where white families . . . Map (db m175543) HM
6Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1865 — Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School
This school, named for Catholic missionary and educator Pere Gabriel Richard (1767-1832), opened on September 30, 1930. Detroit architect Robert O. Derrick, who planned many Georgian and Colonial Revival houses in Grosse Pointe as well as Dearborn's . . . Map (db m156351) HM
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7Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — S548 — Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings"
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 . . . Map (db m106332) HM
8Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1876 — Saint Paul Catholic Church / Saint Paul Rectory and Parish House
Saint Paul Catholic Church By the 1790s, French priests were ministering to farmers living along Lake St. Clair. In 1825 Father Francis Badin dedicated a log church to Saint Paul near the lake in present-day Grosse Pointe . . . Map (db m106312) HM
9Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1876 — Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent
In 1886 the Convent of the Sacred Heart began providing free education to the children of Saint Paul Catholic Parish. In 1926 the church committee decided to build an elementary and high school. Ground was broken in January 1927. A new convent . . . Map (db m106291) HM
10Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — L1738 — The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
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 . . . Map (db m106329) HM
11Michigan (Wayne County), Grosse Pointe Farms — This Bell House
formerly located at Fair Acres the Grosse Pointe estate of Mrs. Henry B. Joy, was first erected there in 1929. Presented to the city in her memory by her son Henry, it was moved to this location in April 1959.Map (db m106253) HM
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Sep. 25, 2022