Last week we presented the striking Federalist inspired home – 2 Woodland Place – by one of Grosse Pointes most prolific architects Robert O’Derrick.
This week we stay on Woodland Place, and explore another of the streets individualistic homes – 7 Woodland Place.
Originally designed by William Buck Stratton, 7 Woodland Place is arguably one of the more unique homes found in Grosse Pointe. It was completed in 1909 as a summer home of the Hazen S. Pingree family. Hazen S. Pingree was a four-term mayor of Detroit, a successful businessman, and the 24th Governor of the State of Michigan.
Pingree was a cobbler by trade. Having moved to Detroit in 1865 he established a successful shoe making company. By…
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