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New Baltimore in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Nicholas Koenig

1894-1980

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 11, 2020
1. Nicholas Koenig Marker
Inscription.  The City of New Baltimore is greatly indebted to Nick Koenig and family of Lakeside Gardens. Nick always led the way to community betterment and civic pride. He was recognized as the city's "Good-Will Ambassador, as he cheerfully gave of his time, self and beautiful flowers. In honor of his outstanding work with these exotic specimens of dahlia horticulture, Nick, in 1938, was named the "Dahlia King of America". This title was continuously echoed and our city was designated the "world capital of the glorious dahlia".

Nick's memory lives on as his family keeps his legacy alive with the cultivation of this radiant garden.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 42° 40.727′ N, 82° 44.041′ W. Marker is in New Baltimore, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of East Front Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on East Front Street. Marker is in Walter & Mary Burke Park. Touch for map. Marker
Nicholas Koenig Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 11, 2020
2. Nicholas Koenig Marker
is at or near this postal address: 36300 East Front Street, New Baltimore MI 48047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Pacific House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Baltimore / St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary (approx. 2˝ miles away); Paul Torney and Michigan Historical Markers (approx. 2˝ miles away); Sacred Heart Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. Mary's Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Heritage Acres (approx. 4.8 miles away); Neilsen Log Cabin (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Baltimore.
 
Nearby plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 11, 2020
3. Nearby plaque
"Two common men who dedicated their lives for the betterment of our community"
Mayor Herman F. Staffhorst Sr.
1969-1978
Bayrama President Prescott J. Francisco
1967-1983
Dedicated October 1, 1989
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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