Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant

Grosse Pointe Farms Water Filtration Plant (HM208A)

Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.479', W 82° 53.321'

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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 Company) bought the facility in 1905 and provided service to Grosse Pointe Farms, and later, Highland Park. During the 1920s Grosse Pointe evolved into a suburb and required a larger water system. In 1929 a waste water pumping station was erected on Chalfonte Avenue. The following year this filtration plant was built. Detroit architect Robert O. Derrick designed the elegant Neo-Georgian exterior to mask the building's utilitarian use.
HM NumberHM208A
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1993
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 344584 N 4696803
Decimal Degrees42.40798333, -82.88868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.479', W 82° 53.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 28.74" N, 82° 53' 19.26" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23-45 Moross Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236, US
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