Grosse Pointe High School

Grosse Pointe High School (HM209N)

Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 23.44', W 82° 54.227'

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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 equipment and fashionable accoutrements. The school's Program of Dedication noted that the goal was to "create in appearance an expression in brick and mortar of the idealism of the public school in community and individual life." The hallways are lined with pink Tennessee marble and the doorways are crowned with plaster cornices. Murals in the library, by Edgar Louis Yeager, were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration in 1938. In 1968 the school was renamed Grosse Pointe South High School.
HM NumberHM209N
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 Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 7:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 343298 N 4694908
Decimal Degrees42.39066667, -82.90378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 23.44', W 82° 54.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 23' 26.4" N, 82° 54' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50-96 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236, US
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