Entries by HMA Admin

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 7 Woodland Place

Last week we presented the striking Federalist inspired home – 2 Woodland Place – by one of Grosse Pointes most prolific architects Robert O’Derrick. This week we stay on Woodland Place, and explore another of the streets individualistic homes – 7 Woodland Place. Originally designed by William Buck Stratton, 7 Woodland Place is arguably one […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 2 Woodland Place

Last week we explored the various projects of noted Detroit architect Roland C. Gies. He designed at least 5 homes (that we know of) in Grosse Pointe, and the original Bon Secours hospital. We now turn our attention to one of Grosse Pointes most prolific architects Robert O’Derrick and his work at 2 Woodland Place, […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Work of Roland C. Gies

Having presented the superb Georgian Cottage Hospital Nurses Residence in Grosse Pointe Farms we now focus on the work of noted Detroit architect Roland C. Gies, which includes another significant building in Grosse Pointe – Bon Secours. Roland C. Gies was born in Detroit, 1874. He was educated at the St. Mary School and the […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Cottage Hospital Nurses’ Residence

Last week we explored several of the sublime houses on Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. This week, we stay on Ridge Road and visit the Cottage Hospital Nurses Residence – now home to the Services for Older Citizens (SOC). The building, located at 158 Ridge Road, was originally built for the newly constructed Cottage Hospital […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Sublime Homes On Ridge Road

Having recently explored the early 20th century cottages on St Clair Avenue, this week we focus on the imposing 1920’s constructions on Ridge Road. Ridge Road, in Grosse Pointe Farms, is one of the communities more distinctive streets, running through the heart of the Farms. Based on research by the Grosse Pointe Historical Society, we […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to St Clair Avenue – Part 2

Last week we explored several homes on St. Clair Avenue, Part 1 – the early cottages that were constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. This week we continue our exploration of more homes on the street, along with sharing a brief history of one of Grosse Pointe’s oldest schools. The homes we have […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to St Clair Avenue – Part 1

There are so many wonderful and interesting streets in Grosse Pointe, we have already shared the stories of several of them – Vendome, Kenwood, Middlesex, Harbor Hill and Bishop to name but a few. This week we turn our attention to the first block of St Clair Avenue, in Grosse Pointe City. Whilst many of […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Work of Harold Beckett and William Akitt

Having recently focused on the modernist work of Alexander Girard we turn our attention to the more traditional styling’s from the firm of Harold C. Beckett and William R. Akitt. The firm of Beckitt and Akitt practiced in Detroit from 1920 until 1934. The firm primarily specialized in designing large residences in Michigan, including Metro […]

HMA has an open house this weekend – Sunday, October 22, 2017 2-4 p.m.:

HMA has an open house this weekend – Sunday, October 22, 2017 2-4 p.m. Melissa Singh will be holding open 762 Bedford, Grosse Pointe Park Lots of architectural detail in this Mediterranean style home located just off Windmill Pointe Drive! Two story living room with interior balcony! Updated kitchen! Updated master bath! Updated windows! Newer […]