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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24H4_detroit-edison-company-building_Northville-MI.html
The Detroit Edison Company's Northville regional office was located here from 1929 to 1971. The company had a reputation for offices that were "a credit to the community." Upon completion this building, which housed the overhead lines department a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22TL_joshua-simmons_Livonia-MI.html
began farming this property in 1826. The farm lane started at the barns and ran south down the middle of the farm to this location and the surrounding farm fields. The fence on the east side of the lane and one gate still remain. Part of the farm …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20AR_police-radio-dispatch_Detroit-MI.html
During the early twentieth century, Detroit police and their criminal foes both adopted the automobile as their preferred means of transportation. To regain an advantage, Detroit police pioneered a novel use for radio. In 1921, under Commissioner …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20AQ_st-johns-presbyterian-church_Detroit-MI.html
On April 27, 1919, thirty-nine people met in the First Presbyterian Church on Woodward Avenue and organized St. John's Presbyterian Church. Reverend John W. Lee, a field missionary, led the formation of the church to serve Detroit's growing black …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM209Z_fractional-district-no-9-school_Grosse-Pointe-Woods-MI.html
Known as the Cook School, this structure was built in 1890 near the corner of present-day Mack Avenue and Lochmoor Boulevard. Slated for demolition, it was moved to this site in 2006. The stickwork in the gable distinguishes the building from many…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM209R_grosse-pointe-farms-sewage-pumping-station_Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI.html
Built in 1929
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM209N_grosse-pointe-high-school_Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI.html
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 equipm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM208X_russell-a-alger-house-the-moorings_Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM208U_the-grosse-pointe-memorial-church_Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI.html
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 Ge…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM208T_saint-paul-catholic-church-saint-paul-rectory-and-parish-house_Grosse-Pointe-Farms-MI.html
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 Shores. In 1850 a frame …
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