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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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Last week we covered the story of the Grosse Pointe Club, designed by prominent Grosse Pointe architect Robert O. Derrick. Affectionately known as the “Little Club” the clubhouse officially opened in January 1927, at 6 Berkshire Place on the shores of Lake St. Clair. 

This week we continue with the theme of clubs in Grosse Pointe as we pay a visit to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, located at 788 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores. In part one of our two-part series, we look at when the club was formed, the architect, and the costs associated with building the clubhouse.

The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club was originally founded in 1914, by a group of sailing and iceboating enthusiasts. In its early days it is widely acknowledged the focus of the…

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