Windmill Point
Grosse Pointe Historical Society
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"The Village" Slideshow

Grosse Pointe Commerce: Though frequent shoppers in downtown Detroit, Grosse Pointers looked to neighborhood groceries and confectionaries for occasional purchases. By the mid-1920s, The Village supported active businesses such as Piche's Barber Shop, Notre Dame Pharmacy and McMillan's Market. The community also had several local commercial greenhouses including the Grosse Pointe Florist founded in 1926. As commerce expanded, inhabitants grew concerned about maintaining the area's residential character. A 1927 Grosse Pointe Park Protective Association spurred the Grosse Pointe Park Council to pass zoning to prevent the building of a home for "aged persons of refinement." During the next year, the other Grosse Pointes passed related ordinances.