Classic Elegance of Grosse Pointe War Memorial Endures

Congratulations to Lisa and Nathan on their recent wedding.  The evening cocktail hour and reception was held at the elegant Grosse Pointe War Memorial.  This spacious Italian Renaissance-style home was built in 1910 for Russell A. Alger, Jr. and his family.  In 1949, it was dedicated to a twofold purpose: to serve as a perpetual memorial to the 3,500 Grosse Pointers who served and the 126 who died in World War II; and it was to serve as a continuing center for educational and charitable activities of the Grosse Pointe community. The War Memorial is unusual – some say unique – because of its dual use.  The couple’s reception was held in the Crystal Ballroom and we had the pleasure of playing for their guests in the lobby during cocktail hour.  In keeping with the classic elegance of the War Memorial, we played all classical music including Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Tchaikovsky.  The Crystal Ballroom overlooks the lake and was luxuriously appointed with gorgeous centerpieces.  Best wishes to Nathan and Lisa!

Grosse Pointe War Memorial

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