Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Frederick Denny Larke General Store
Historic Site No. 5
Frederick Denny Larke was also the founder of the Presque Isle County Advance which was published on the second floor of this building in the 1880's. The village's first telephone company, another Larke enterprise, was also operated from an office on the second floor.
In the 1940's and 50's, Dr. Leland Kile had his dental practice on the second floor. Grulke Hardware moved into the building in 1973.
Erected 2011 by City of Rogers City & Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 45° 25.279′ N, 83° 49.079′ W. Marker is in Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street (Alternate U.S. 23) and West Huron Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on a post near the northeast corner of the subject building, facing 3rd Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 297 North 3rd Street, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presque Isle County Bank (a few steps from this marker); Site of Frederick Denny Larke Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Erskine Building / Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Presque Isle County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Herman Hoeft & Son's General Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank (about 500 feet away); Rogers City Post Office (about 600 feet away); Emergency Steering Wheel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
More about this marker.
Regarding Frederick Denny Larke General Store. Building currently houses the Grulke Hardware Store.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rogers City Historic Walking Tour
Also see . . .
1. Frederick Denny Larke and Augusta Streich Larke. This photo hangs in the Larke Room of the Presque Isle Historical Museum in Rogers City, Michigan. Frederick was born in England in 1845. As a young man he made his way to Canada and then to Detroit where he met Albert Molitor and William Evans Rogers. Molitor and Larke surveyed the area of Lake Huron near Rogers City and convinced William Evans Rogers to purchase land where Rogers City sits today. Virgin lumber throughout the area and the availability of a major waterway for shipping of the lumber resulted in Rogers' decision to purchase the land. (Submitted on September 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Men of Progress: Embracing Biographical Sketches of Representative Michigan Men. Mr. Larke deserves to be placed as the founder and organizer of the county of Presque Isle. He was engaged to locate land for the Molitor-Rogers Company in Presque Isle county, and it was while in their employ that he selected (Submitted on September 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5, 6. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on September 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.