Holland in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
5 East 8th Street
Erected by Holland Michigan Sesquicentennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 42° 47.424′ N, 86° 6.427′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Street and Central Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 East 8th Street, Holland MI 49423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Outpost (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower Clock (about 600 feet away); Kraker (about 600 feet away); Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church (about 700 feet away); Holland Post Office (about 800 feet away); Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch in Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knickerbocker Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
Also see . . . The Warm Friend. A. H. Landwehr was the treasurer and manager of the Holland Furnace Company, which began in 1906 and quickly became the city’s major employer. Landwehr built this hotel for two reasons. First, Holland did not have a luxury facility after the Ottawa Beach Hotel was destroyed in a fire on November 6, 1923. Second, while Landwehr was busy trying to put Holland on the map, he needed a place to house the multitude of businessmen that came to see him from all over the country. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.