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

Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture

Circa 1940

 

307-309 East Mitchell

 
Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture Marker
Inscription.

In 1913 a furniture business was established by Watson Snyder at this location. In 1927 Alfred Dau purchased this site from Snyder. About 1940, Dau decided to move the Petoskey Housefurnishing Company to Bay View Road. In 1927, James A. Reid who was an officer in the Housefurnishing Company during the Snyder era opened his own business just up the street at 315 East Mitchell. James A. Reid sold not only fine furniture, but rugs, linoleum, draperies, stoves, ranges, and Philco radios from that location. When Dau moved the Housefurnishing Company from main street Petoskey, James A. Reid bought the 307 East Mitchell address. The business was passed on to his son, James M. Reid in the early 1950's. In the late 1980's, his son, James M. Reid Jr., continued the Reid tradition as a fine furniture retailer. In the early 2000's, his son James M. Reid III, became the fourth generation to run the business.

National Register of Historical Places
 
Erected by Little Traverse Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan, Little Traverse Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 22.445′ N, 84° 57.405′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker

Reid Furniture Company and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Reid Furniture Company and Marker
is on Mitchell Street (County Road 58) east of Petoskey Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307-309 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Petoskey Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Kent Bank of Petoskey (within shouting distance of this marker); Coburn Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Koulis Ice Cream (within shouting distance of this marker); Giles Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pop Corn King (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallass Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); National Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reid Furniture Company: About Us. (Submitted on September 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Little Traverse Historical Society. (Submitted on September 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Reid's Furniture Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
3. Reid's Furniture Neon Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on September 20, 2016.
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