Entries by Katie Doelle

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 15500 Windmill Pointe

Last week we presented one of the lost homes of Grosse Pointe, 111 Lake Shore. Also known as “Cherryhurst” it was built in 1907 for prominent businessman Paul Harvey Deming, one of the first year-round residences to be constructed in Grosse Pointe Farms. This week we stay with the theme of lost homes as we […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 111 Lake Shore

Last week we concluded our presentation on the work of Carl R. Habermas as we explored some of the Art Deco and Modern inspired homes he created in Grosse Pointe from the 1930’s through to the 1950’s. This week we look at one of the lost homes of Grosse Pointe, 111 Lake Shore. Also known […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Modern Projects of Carl R. Habermas.

Last week we presented the work of J. H. Gustav Steffens and Carl R. Habermas. Together, the duo, who both had long and distinguished careers, designed multiple homes in the affluent suburbs of Metro Detroit during the 1930’s. This week we continue with the work of Carl R. Habermas as we look at some of […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Steffens & Habermas

Last week we headed to one of the most prestigious streets in Grosse Pointe Farms, Provencal, to explore the elegant modern marvels, many of which were built by the respected architect/builder Hilary H. Micou in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. This week we turn our attention to the renowned firm of J. H. Gustav Steffens […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Provencals Modern Marvels

Last week we explored 16638 E Jefferson, originally built for Frank W. Eddy in 1911-12. In 1927, under the new ownership of John B. Ford Jr., the house underwent an extensive remodel to create the property we know today. This week we head to one of the most prestigious streets in Grosse Pointe Farms, Provencal, […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 16638 E Jefferson

Last week we concluded the story of 16710 E Jefferson. The two-part post was a recollection of memories from Jeff Farkas about his childhood home, published with Jeff’s permission. This week we head to one of neighboring properties to explore 16638 E Jefferson, “St. Dunstan”, originally built for Frank W. Eddy in 1911-12. In 1927, […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 16710 E. Jefferson – Part 2

Last week we began the story of 16710 E Jefferson with a recollection of memories from Jeff Farkas about his childhood home. It presented a fascinating history of the property that was completed in 1897 – one of the older surviving homes in all the Grosse Pointe communities. This week we continue the story, with […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 16710 E. Jefferson – Part 1

Last week we explored the work of a lesser-known architect Hiram H. Hallett. His residential projects spanned a period of several decades and encompassed a broad spectrum of architectural styles. This week we are going to share the story of 16710 E Jefferson (now 8 Jefferson Court). Completed in 1897, the property is one of […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Architect Hiram H. Hallett

Last week we stopped by the prestigious street of Lochmoor Blvd to explore 50 Lochmoor. The elegant Colonial style home was designed in 1923, by the nationally renowned architect William Buck Stratton and his partner (at the time), Dalton J. Snyder. This week we are going to look at the work of architect Hiram Harvey […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 50 Lochmoor

Last week we presented the work of Pollmar and Ropes. The firm was prolific in Detroit during the first 30 years of the 20th century, specializing in the design of apartments, stores, and industrial buildings. This week we head to the prestigious street of Lochmoor Blvd to explore 50 Lochmoor, designed in 1923, by the […]