Last week we explored 55 Lewiston Rd. Completed in 1942, the striking center entrance Colonial residence was designed by noted architect Frank A. Miles and built by respected builder James J. Monahan for lawyer Frank H. Boos. 

This week we head to 333 Lincoln. Completed in 1918, by George W. Graves, it is one of many impressive residences on this noted street. 

333 Lincoln is a magnificent English Tudor style home. It is located on a large lot on the corner of Lincoln and Maumee. The 7,295 sq ft brick built residence features a dominant limestone framed 2-story window on the front elevation and a steeply pitched slate roof. The exterior is tastefully understated, perfectly in keeping with the Tudor style of this era, while the interior is filled…

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Last week, in part two of the work by Alden Dow, we presented two further projects he completed in the community – 96 Handy Road and 888 Pemberton.

This week we head to 55 Lewiston Rd. Completed in 1942, this striking center entrance Colonial residence was designed by noted architect Frank A. Miles and built by respected builder James J. Monahan for Frank H. Boos.

During the first half of the 20th century, an era of substantial residential growth in Grosse Pointe Farms, Lewiston Road became the location of numerous impactful homes that were created by some of Detroit’s more noted architects, including:

  •        87 and 115 Lewiston - William F. Goodrich, 1919
  •        180 Lewiston - Marcus Burrowes, 1922
  •        128 Lewiston - Louis…

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Last week, in part one, we introduced the work of Alden B. Dow in Grosse Pointe – with an exploration of 741 Middlesex in Grosse Pointe Park. Completed in 1941, for Robbie Robinson, it relies heavily on Dow’s patented award winning unit block construction method – one of only 13 homes that feature the award wining unit block system.

This week, in part two, we present two further projects Alden Dow completed in the community – welcome to 96 Handy Road and 888 Pemberton.

Dow’s buildings, like those of Frank Lloyd Wright, took much of their styling from the natural environment. He described his own philosophy of design, as “Architecture is more than the front face of the building. It is the location of the building. It is the plan of the building.…

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Last week, we explored one of Grosse Pointe’s more noted French Normandy residences – 273 Ridge Road; in Grosse Pointe Farms. This superb example of French Normandy architecture is one of the most distinctive homes in Grosse Pointe. It was completed in 1928, for Owen R. Skelton, chief design engineer at Chrysler, and member of the Automotive Hall of Fame. The design is attributed to Alvin E. Harley. 

This week we begin a two part series on the work of Alden B. Dow in Grosse Pointe - three unique modern homes that are somewhat of a rarity on the east side of Metro Detroit given Dow’s tendency to work on the Westside of the city, Ann Arbor, and primarily in Midland. We will start with 741 Middlesex in Grosse Pointe Park. Completed in 1941, it relies…

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