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The Defer Elementary School is a historic public school building in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. It was constructed in 1924 in the Tudor Revival style architecture, a design popular in the Detroit area at the time and greatly signifies the development of the area back in those days.

The Defer Elementary School features excellent interiors, as well. Architect George J. Haas designed the building and used the lovely Pewabic tiles for its interiors. The kindergarten room is even equipped with a Pewabic fountain and drinking fountain. A leaded glass conservatory can also be found on the site.

The Defer Elementary School, although, it is still being used as a school building today, is a National Register of Historic Place listed site. IT is also a declared Michigan State Historic Site. It is the district?s oldest school building today.
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