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Baileys Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

8064 Hwy. 57

 
 
8064 Hwy. 57 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
1. 8064 Hwy. 57 Marker
Inscription.

Now known as the Hjertehjem Shop, Roger Eatough also built this original building, the south part, in 1885. The foundation of chipped stone is no longer visible. The original part was used as a drug store, furniture store, a mortuary, and the post office. Then Ernald Viste bought this building in the 1950s and added the north part to operate a hardware store, a realty and insurance office. Ernald Viste was town clerk for 51 years, so it often served to hold town board meetings. More recently, it has been the location of Hjertehjem, in business in Baileys Harbor for 36 years.
 
Location. 45° 3.763′ N, 87° 7.432′ W. Marker is in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on State Highway 57 north of Bluff Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8064 Highway 57, Baileys Harbor WI 54202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 8068 Hwy. 57 (within shouting distance of this marker); Baileys Harbor Town Marina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schooner Christina Nilsson (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. mile away); August Zahn Residence

8064 Hwy. 57 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2015
2. 8064 Hwy. 57 and Marker
(approx. mile away); Baileys Harbor Lower Range Light (approx. 0.6 miles away); Steamer Frank O'Connor (approx. 4.1 miles away); Halfway to the North Pole (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baileys Harbor.
 
Regarding 8064 Hwy. 57. The Hjertehjem Shop closed in 2011 and the building has a new tenant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Ann Johnson, Historian Extraordinaire. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baileys Harbor Historical Society. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Town of Baileys Harbor WI. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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