Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 17315 E. JeffersonPosted by Kay Agney on
Last week we presented one of the largest homes constructed in Grosse Pointe City, 355 Lincoln, designed by noted New York firm Alfred Hopkins & Associates for Theodore McGraw, Jr.
This week we stay in the City of Grosse Pointe, and explore one of the finest homes in the community, 17315 E. Jefferson. The classically designed Georgian style house was completed in 1927 for Mrs. Arthur McGraw (Grace I. Butler), the widow of the Detroit merchant, who was also associated with chemists, Parke, Davis and Company. Nationally acclaimed architect Charles A. Platt of New York designed the house, along with the garden, which contained formal architectural elements.
The 7,113 sq ft residence is constructed of Flemish Brick, with a slate roof. The…
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