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Cadillac in Wexford County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cobbs and Mitchell Building

 
 
Cobbs and Mitchell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
1. Cobbs and Mitchell Building Marker
Inscription.  In 1905 George D. Mason of Detroit designed this brick and limestone building as a showplace for the products of Cobbs and Mitchell, Inc., a nationally known lumber company. Completed in 1907, the building’s interior is finished in nine varieties of native Michigan wood—elm, white maple, bird’s-eye maple, sap birch, red birch, curly red birch, red beech, red oak, and hemlock. The company was named for Jonathan W. Cobbs (1823-1898) and William W. Mitchell (1854-1915). Their families were prime movers in the growth of the city of Cadillac and developed much of northern Michigan’s lumber industry. The building also housed the Mitchell Bros. Company and other lumbering interests before it was purchased by the State Highway Department in 1939.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0782.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
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44° 14.907′ N, 85° 23.853′ W. Marker is in Cadillac, Michigan, in Wexford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mitchell Street (Business U.S. 131) and East Chapin Street, on the right when traveling north on South Mitchell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Chapin St, Cadillac MI 49601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shay Locomotive (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amvets Post 110 Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); T. Walter Kelly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cadillac Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles T. Mitchell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Cobbs and Mitchell Mill No. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away); KISS (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clam Lake Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadillac.
 
Cobbs and Mitchell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
2. Cobbs and Mitchell Building Marker
Cobbs and Mitchell Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
3. Cobbs and Mitchell Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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