Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings"

Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (HM208X)

Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 23.223', W 82° 53.871'

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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 structure, and Ellen Shipman of New York landscaped the grounds. The home, situated on Lake St. Clair, was referred to as "The Moorings." Alger lived here until his death in 1930. From 1936 to 1948, the house was used by the Detroit Institute of Arts as a branch museum. In 1949 it was deeded to the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association in memory of those who served and died in our nation's wars and for facilitating the educational, cultural and civic needs of the community.
HM NumberHM208X
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1983
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 343777 N 4694495
Decimal Degrees42.38705000, -82.89785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 23.223', W 82° 53.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 23' 13.38" N, 82° 53' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236, US
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