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The Novi Historical Commission has designed eight Motorcities Markers commemorating historic areas in the city. This project is part of the Motorcities National Heritage Area, which “preserves the cultural and historic landscapes associated with the automobile in Southeastern and Central Michigan.

Motorcities Marker Kiosk


Motorcities Marker
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DAR Honors a Patriot

At Novi Cemetery, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the grave dedication ceremony for Patriot Hooper Bishop, a veteran of the American Revolution. He was born in 1762, and at age 75, moved to Michigan with his son, Levi. Hooper Bishop died at the age of 99.

DAR Honors Patriot

DAR Honors a Patriot Grave Marker

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Baseline Project

Located in the ITC Community Sports Park at Eight Mile and Napier Roads, the Baseline Marker is the third in the series designed by Novi Artist, David Barr. The marker was created in cooperation with several organizations and individuals in the Novi area and had significant funding support from the Americana Foundation. Dedicated in 2011, Novi's obelisk has key elements depicting Novi's farm and fruit growing origins, the railroad, Grand River Avenue, and other early modes of transportation essential to Novi's economy, as well as Novi's transition to a recreation destination for Detroit.

Baseline Marker

Historical Commission and artist David Barr in front of Baseline Marker
Novi Historical Commission & David Barr

PDF Icon  Brochure - Coasting the Baseline
PDF Icon  Final Obelisk Design