Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Part 2Posted by Kay Agney on
Last week we began our two-part feature on The Grosse Pointe Yacht. Part one focused on when the club was formed, the architect, and the costs associated with building the clubhouse. This week, we present the design of the club house, from the ornate exterior to the splendid Italian influenced interior.
As previously reported, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club officially opened on July 4, 1929. The design for the clubhouse was started by renowned east coast architect Guy Lowell. However, after his untimely death, just 18 days after submitting initial sketches, the design was completed by two of Lowell’s senior associates Ralph Coolidge Henry and Henry P. Richmond. It is reported members of the club wanted a building that would be grander than anything…
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