Manitou Beach in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Clearwater Beach Entrance
1928 - 2009
Due to its historical and architectural significance, the arch was listed with the Michigan State Register of Historical places in 1984.
A truck struck the arch's horizontal support in 1989. Major reconstruction required the horizontal support be removed to provide 11'6” clearance. Steel posts and concrete reinforced the arch.
In 2006, a major restoration was performed by artists Melinda and Megan LoPresto, two professionals in El Trabajo style of sculpting, capturing the original arch design.
Again the arch was struck by a large truck in May 2009. Due to the severity of the damage, the arch could not be restored.
Erected by Clearwater Beach Association.
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Location. 42° 0.233′ N, 84° 16.867′ W. Marker is in Manitou Beach, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of Round Lake Highway and Robinwood Court, on the right when traveling south on Round Lake Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manitou Beach MI 49253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rollin Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wooden Stone School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Woodstock Manual Labor Institute (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Michael and All Angels Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); At the Crossroads (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cambridge Junction Historic State Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Walker Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Walker Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away).
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