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

Outpost

25 East 8th Street

 
 
Outpost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
1. Outpost Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1930, this building was originally the site of Montgomery Ward Company. It also housed Vogelzang Hardware from 1960 through 1982 until the Outpost moved here in 1983. The structure’s exterior architectural detailing and terra-cotta facade are typical of the Art Deco period. Featured is a bas relief, “The Spirit of Progress”, a symbol used by the Montgomery Ward Company.
 
Erected by Holland Michigan Sesquicentennial.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 42° 47.428′ N, 86° 6.357′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on East 8th Street west of College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level near the right front corner of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 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. Warm Friend (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church
Outpost Terra-cotta Facade image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
2. Outpost Terra-cotta Facade
(looking west from marker)
(about 500 feet away); Knickerbocker Theater (about 700 feet away); Kraker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tower Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holland Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holland City Hall and Firehouse No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Spirit of Progress". Former Holland, MI Montgomery Ward building with company's "Spirit of Progress" symbol in tile. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Montgomery Ward (Wikipedia). Progress Lighting the Way for Commerce, designed for Montgomery Ward by sculptor J. Massey Rhind, appeared as a medallion on many Montgomery Ward stores. (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 47 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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