“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nims in Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 16, 2007
1. Lakeside Marker
Inscription.  The village of Lakeside grew up around the A. V. Mann and Company sawmill, which operated from 1868 to 1889. In 1888 Lakeside was annexed to Muskegon. That year fire ravaged the business district. Despite the fire, Lakeside continued to boom as a wood product manufacturing center. The Chase Brothers piano factory opened in 1889, a year when Lakeside boasted five sawmills. In 1900 the Central Paper Company factory opened. The paper industry sustained the Lakeside economy into the twenty-first century.
Erected 2004 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2135.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 43° 13.057′ N, 86° 17.155′ W. Marker is in Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. It is in Nims. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Addison Street, on the left when traveling
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west on Lakeshore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1737 Lakeshore Drive, Muskegon MI 49441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinchtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Depot (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hackley-Holt House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hackley House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hume House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post (approx. 1.9 miles away); Buster Keaton (approx. 2 miles away); Torrent House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskegon.
Lakeside Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, September 12, 2015
2. Lakeside Marker
looking west along Lakeshore Dr.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on February 28, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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