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Looking Back: Provencal-Weir House Museum

January 28, 2014

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Source: Elizabeth “Penny” Soby, president, Grosse Pointe Historical Society Board of Trustees

Since the 1960s, The Provencal-Weir House Museum of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society has been a focus for those interested in preservation. Built by Pierre Provencal in 1823, the building has served as home, business and keeper of the history of the area. Like most homes, the Provencal-Weir House is periodically in need of repair. In 1995, at their national convention, the Questers awarded $5,000 for the repair of the roof of the Provencal-Weir House to six Grosse Pointe Quester Chapters:  Fox Creek 216, Grand Marais 215, Grosse Pointe 147, Pear Tree 193, Pettipointe 243 and Windmill Pointe 385. This 1997 photo shows Grosse Pointe Historical Society members Alfred Moran, Michael Skinner and Thomas Singlyn putting the finishing touches on the roof over the back door.

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Do you own a piece of history? Send us your historically significant photos from around town, and we may be able to feature them in an upcoming edition of Looking Back. Email your photos to K. Michelle Moran at or call (586) 498-1047.

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