GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 16

Susan Hartz. ................................................President
Jack McCormick.............Vice President-Administration
Stuart Grigg..................... Vice President-Development
Susan Bologna. .....................Vice President-Education
Herman Mozer.................. Vice President-Preservation
Steve Vella. ................................................. Treasurer
Marlene Harle.............................................Secretary
The Grosse Pointe Historical Society
Headquarters, Provencal-Weir House, c. 1823,
376 Kercheval Ave., is open the second Saturday
of each month during special events, and by
The Alfred B. and Ruth S. Moran Resource Center,
381 Kercheval Ave., is open Tuesday and
Wednesday, 10:00 AM–12:30 PM and 1:30–4:00
p.m. for research. Telephone: (313) 884-7010.
Kay Agney
Denis Bouchard
Susan Budrys
James Conway
Doug Cordier
Valerie Dodenhoff
Emmajean Evans
Greg Jakub
Susan Lewandowski
Patricia O’Brien
Gail Sidlek
David Tarrant
Scott Vandemergel
Elizabeth Vogel
Director of Education
Isabelle Donnelly
Helga Liedtke
Andrea Weyhing
Curator Emeritus
Jean Dodenhoff
We need you!
Consider donating your time to help the Grosse
Pointe Historical Society. We have many volunteer
opportunities, including
Provencal-Weir House tour
guide, sales assistant in La Belle’s Country Store, office
assistant or archivist in the Moran Resource Center,
event assistant, gardener and handyperson.
This is an excellent way to learn about local history
and contribute to our Grosse Pointe heritage.
Call (313) 884-7010 to Volunteer.
Charles Berschback
Patricia R. Colett
Michael Farley
Lisa Mower Gandelot
Nancy Griffin
Stuart Grigg
Ronald C. Lamparter
Herman Mozer
Russell H. Peebles
Thomas E. Singelyn, DDS
Michael Skinner
Gail R. Stroh-Marentette
Honorary Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Moorings Editorial Staff
Kathie Anslow
Erika Davis
Isabelle Donnelly
Susan Hartz
Helga Liedtke
Elizabeth Soby
Kate Walsh
Isabelle Donnelly
Renee Landuyt
John Martin
a convenient way to do both.
Select the link
“Join & Support GPHS.”
Jay Hunter
The first complete reconnaissance level historic and architectural survey of the
City of Grosse Pointe was completed in August by the Grosse Pointe Historical
Society’s Preservation Committee.
The survey is the first major step in the GPHS strategic initiative to document
the historic significance of all Grosse Pointe properties, using guidelines established
by State of Michigan’s Office of Historic Preservation.
“The value of this survey is that it starts us toward assessing our community’s
built environment, using the state standards to identify and designate historic
districts. We ultimately want to create a rich, historically accurate database of our
community and make it accessible to everyone,” said Greg Jakub, chair, GPHS
Preservation Committee.
The survey field work began in the fall of 2008 when a preliminary “windshield”
survey was made. This part of the project involved the committee members
driving through the neighborhoods to identify the types of buildings and their use.
When completed, the information served as a starting point for the rest of the
GPHS hired Kristine Kidorf, a historic preservation
consultant, to implement the survey. Actual field work
began in spring 2011.Two student assistants did
historic research, took photographs and recorded the data
on each of the 2,300 homes and commercial buildings in
the City of Grosse Pointe.
“We are grateful to the Wilkinson Foundation for its
continued support of our historic survey project,” said
Michael Farley, GPHS Preservation Committee member.
This data will become a fundamental resource
supporting current and future planning efforts such as the
development of The Village and potential identification of
historic areas. The latter is a strategy attracting the attention
of homeowners, real estate agents, and city leaders as a way
to leverage the value of Michigan’s older communities in a
very competitive real estate market.
The survey work will also be useful and of interest to
individual homeowners.
City of Grosse Pointe city survey
Re-Enactment of Life in Grosse
Pointe and Detroit in the 1700s
To show what life was like for the settlers at the time of the Fox Indian
Massacre, the GPHS presents “A Day in the Life of Grosse Pointe in the 1700s”
on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Patterson Park on Essex Road in Grosse Pointe Park from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Re-enactors will wear clothing typical of the early 1700s. Clutching muskets,
laundry and farm implements, re-enactors will tell about their lives and work.
The Alliance Française, a French history and cultural organization, will present
dancing and music typical of the 18th century.
Actors will read stories from the
Legends of Le Detroit,
a book published in the
19th century that recounts stories of the region.
The event is free and open to the public. No park passes are required and there
is ample free parking on the grounds.
Not Yet a Member? Want to donate?
We are
grateful to
the Wilkinson
for its
support of our
historic survey
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