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Almont in Lapeer County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park

Almont Historical Walking Tour Site

 
 
101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
1. 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park Marker
Inscription.  In January 1992, a fire destroyed the building located at this location. The last business to operate at the southeast corner of St. Clair and Main Streets was Mollen's Antique Shop. The original structure was built during the 1850's and housed the Oven's Brothers boot and shoe store and later a hardware. During the 1950 & 60's it operated as grocery and in the 70's Carl's Village Mart. After the fire, the Almont Downtown Development Authority redeveloped this property into a community gathering space. You will often find community members relaxing on park benches and enjoying the fountain and seasonal plantings. The Catherine G. Leete water fountain was given to the Village of Almont by E. Leete as a memorial to his wife. She was the daughter of Oliver and Mary Goetchius of Almont. The marble fountain, one of Almont's most distinctive landmarks is made of marble with a granite base and designed in a Greek motif.

A special word of appreciation to Four County Community Foundation for their support with this program.
 
Erected by Almont, Michigan Downtown Development Authority.
 
Topics. This historical
101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
2. 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park Marker
marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 42° 55.229′ N, 83° 2.669′ W. Marker is in Almont, Michigan, in Lapeer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East St. Clair Street and South Main Street (State Highway 53). Marker can be seen from the parking lot behind 107 South Main Street at the east entrance to Fountain Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Main Street, Almont MI 48003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Almont's Liberty Pole Dedicated (here, next to this marker); 121 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 129 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 102 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 138 South Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Currier House (about 600 feet away); Henry Stephens Memorial Library (about 800 feet away); Almont Society of the New Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almont.
 
Almont Fountain Park fountain image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
3. Almont Fountain Park fountain
Almont Fountain Park Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
4. Almont Fountain Park Plaque
Plaque directly above the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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