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Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Gem in the Park

A Gem in the Park A typical house becomes a distinctive home.  Article adapted from HERITAGE Magazine, 1986.  Historical significance is not the sole criterion for highlighting a Grosse Pointe Building in Heritage. There’s merit in Grosse Pointe’s younger, more typical architecture in homes of good design and pleasant façade in ordinary residences that have stood self-confidently for half a century or so that …

Grosse Pointe Bronze Historic Plaques

Since 1986, the Grosse Pointe Historical Society has been annually awarding historic plaques to Grosse Pointe landmarks to recognize their historical or architectural value to the community, to encourage their continued preservation, or to recognize the vale of the adaptive reuse. The bronze plaques, designed by J. William Gorski, bear the image of the Society’s logo, a French windmill that stood on the shores …