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Holland in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kraker

215 South River Avenue

 
 
Kraker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
1. Kraker Marker
Inscription.  This Academic style building was constructed in 1925 by Henry Kraker, a well known Holland businessman. It was the site of the Kraker Hotel from 1926 until 1936. The interesting brick detailing and use of limestone are typical of this early 20th century American architectural style.
 
Erected by Holland Michigan Sesquicentennial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 47.369′ N, 86° 6.532′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Avenue and West 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on South River Avenue. Marker is mounted at eye-level, on the southwest corner of the subject building, facing South River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 South River Avenue, 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. Tower Clock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holland Post Office (about 400 feet away); Warm Friend (about 600 feet away); Dutch in Michigan
Kraker Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
2. Kraker Building
(marker visible at right corner)
(about 700 feet away); Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church (about 800 feet away); Outpost (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
 
Also see . . .  Kraker Apartments. Kraker Apartments can house up to 32 students in four six-person apartments and two four-person apartments. A private elevator and two stairwells provide access to the apartments on the second and third floors. The building originally served as the Kraker Hotel from 1926–1936 and later as the Hotel Netherlands. (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 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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