Baseline Monument - Novi, MI
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N 42° 26.147 W 083° 32.908
17T E 290381 N 4701308
Quick Description: Created by artist David Barr, this is the third obelisk in the Coasting the Baseline project. The project celebrates the early surveyors and history of Michigan’s baseline (8 Mile Road).
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 8:51:50 AM
Waymark Code: WME107
Monument is located in the ITC Community Sports Park at 8 Mile and Napier Roads; it stands on a brick courtyard completed by local Boy Scouts.
Dedicated in 2011, Novi’s obelisk has key elements depicting Novi’s farm and fruit growing origins, the railroad and other early modes of transportation essential to Novi’s economy, and Novi’s transition to a recreation destination for Detroit.
Original New Story - Novi Patch (visit link
"City of Novi Baseline Project" (visit link
"Coasting the Baseline" - Novi Public Library (visit link
Note: Although the monument is located in Northville, this monument honors Novi's heritage and its contributions to Michigan's history.