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

138 South Main Street

Almont Historical Walking Tour Site

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
1. 138 South Main Street Marker
Inscription.  In 1861, R.L. Rutherford started his own butcher shop where the Muir Funeral Home stands today. The original building, owned by Mrs. Dodge, also served as a millinary. The building was demolished during the devastating downtown fire later that year so that neighboring homes could be saved. Circa 1900, Fred Whitehead built the Almont Hotel at this location. Later, the building was converted into the Burley Hospital which operated until 1927 when Muir Brothers purchased it to use as a funeral home. A chest from the Almont Hotel can be found in the Almont Community Historical Museum.

A special word of appreciation to Four County Community Foundation for thier support with this program.
 
Erected by Almont, Michigan Downtown Development Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 55.193′ N, 83° 2.714′ W. Marker is in Almont, Michigan, in Lapeer County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (State Highway 53) and Mill Street, on the left
138 South Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
2. 138 South Main Street Marker
when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 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. 129 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 121 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 102 South Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Almont's Liberty Pole Dedicated (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park (about 300 feet away); Henry Stephens Memorial Library (about 600 feet away); Currier House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Almont Society of the New Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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