Construction of cottages in the Ottawa Beach resort began in June 1886. Most cottage owners, shareholders in the West Michigan Park Association, hailed from Grand Rapids. Among the earliest cottagers were prominent business people. furniture makers, railroad officers and politicians. For more than a century, the same families returned each summer, often
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2108.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 42° 46.524′ N, 86° 12.073′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Ottawa Beach Road and Auburn Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Ottawa Beach Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holland MI 49424, 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. The Pump House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holland Harbor Lighthouse / Holland Harbor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holland Harbor / Holland Harbor Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Graafschap Christian Reformed Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); The First Pioneers of Graafschap (approx. 3.8 miles away); Laketown Township Hall (approx. 4 miles away); The Cappon House / Isaac Cappon (approx. 4.4 miles away); West Michigan Furniture Company Building (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
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