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Harbor Springs in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

GR&I Railroad Depot

 
 
GR&I Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. GR&I Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.

The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad linked Harbor Springs to its main line in 1882, further opening the Little Traverse Bay area to resort and commercial development. Grand Rapids architect Sidney J. Osgood designed this depot, built in 1889, to serve an influx of new residents, tourists, and commerce. By the mid-twentieth century the popularity of automobiles led to the decline of passenger railroads. The last train left the depot in 1962.
 
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2165.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 25.731′ N, 84° 59.347′ W. Marker is in Harbor Springs, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Bay Street west of State Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 West Bay Street, Harbor Springs MI 49740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik (approx. mile away); Andrew J. Blackbird / Mack-e-te-be-nesey

GR&I Railroad Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. GR&I Railroad Depot and Marker
(approx. mile away); Ephraim Shay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Traverse Bay (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pere Marquette Railroad Station (approx. 4 miles away); Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Site of the 1899 Department of Michigan G.A.R. Encampment (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harbor Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. "GR & I Railroad Brought Travelers North in 1855," by Frank Straus. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Grand Rapids & Indiana. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Review of the Physical Condition of Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway in 1909. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016.
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