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Traverse City in Grand Traverse County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Novotny's Saloon

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 26, 2020
1. Novotny's Saloon Marker
Inscription.  In 1886, Antoine Novotny, one of the Bohemian founders of this community, built a bar on this site. Novotny's Saloon was the social center of the city's south side and headquarters of the Traverse City Hustlers semi-pro baseball team. In 1939 the business was purchased by William H. Dill, and the name changed to Dill’s. In the ensuing years, the adjacent meat market and vegetable stand were added to the pre-existing establishment. The second floor was the home of both the Salvation Army and a dance hall. On April 22, 1978, a fire destroyed the original wood frame building. This near replica of that structure, which was completed ten weeks later, continues to be one of Traverse City's social centers.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0737.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1978.
 
Location. 44° 45.584′ N, 85° 37.421′ W. Marker
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 26, 2020
2. Novotny's Saloon Marker
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is in Traverse City, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Marker is on South Union Street north of East Eighth Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 S Union St, Traverse City MI 49684, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ladies Library Association / Ladies Library Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregation Beth El (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Opera House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park Place Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Traverse County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Traverse City.
 
Additional keywords. Restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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