Found 2 blog entries tagged as John L. Booth.

Last week we explored 226 Provencal. Completed in 1940 Frank A. Miles designed this striking Regency manor for John Lord Booth - founder, owner and chairman of numerous broadcasting companies throughout Michigan and the United States during the 1940’s.

This week we stay with the work of Frank Allen Miles and present several of his other projects that are located throughout the Grosse Pointe communities. As we mentioned last week very little is known about the career of Mr. Miles but we do know he designed close to 20 homes that we know of, throughout Grosse Pointe between 1926 and 1948. Much of his work is on some of Grosse Pointe’s more noted streets such as Provencal, Lothrop, Touraine, and Renaud.

The majority of Frank Miles projects were…

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Last week we presented Alger Place and Island Lane. Originally the location of the Frederick Moulton Alger estate - "By-Way" - located at 17700 E. Jefferson, the house was demolished in the 1960's and the land used to create these two subdivisions.

This week we head to one of the most sought after streets in Grosse Pointe – Provencal, and to house number 226. Located next to the Country Club of Detroit golf course, Provencal is situated on the only private gated road in the community.

Provencal is home to some stunning properties, designed by some of Detroit’s finest architects. The homes on Provencal are in every sense of the word ‘private’. A private street, with private homes, and with so little historic information available many of the houses…

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