Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to the Cox & Baker Holiday HomesPosted by Kay Agney on
Last week we concluded our series on Beverly Road with a review of the residences on the west side of the street - the odd numbered homes: 23 through 45 - built between 1920 and 1936.
This week we would like to present the Mid-Century Modern model ‘Holiday Homes’ that were designed by William F. Baker, and built by Cox & Baker, during the 1950’s and 60’s. At least seven ‘Holiday Homes’ were built and introduced to the Grosse Pointes between 1951 and 1962. Held annually the homes were created to show advance trends in home architecture, interior decoration, better home design, and modern living. Many of the all-equipped kitchen and laundry rooms ‘represented the newest discoveries in work-saving, step-saving appliances by HOTPOINT’. After the homes…
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