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Gaylord in Otsego County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kramer's Busy Big Store

 
 
Kramer's Busy Big Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 2, 2023
1. Kramer's Busy Big Store Marker
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Frank Kramer built this building in 1883 and purchased the store to the west so he could relocate his business, Kramer's Busy Big Store

In 1900 an addition to the east was completed and all three storefronts were veneered with brick

Claimed to be the "Largest Department Store" between Bay City and Mackinaw at that time

The building was later divided into three businesses: this center portion was the A&P Grocery Store, later Glasser Drugs and since 1993, the Alpine Chocolat Haus.
 
Erected by Rotary Club of Gaylord.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 45° 1.65′ N, 84° 40.563′ W. Marker is in Gaylord, Michigan, in Otsego County. Marker is on West Main Street near North Court Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Main Street, Gaylord MI 49735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.B.C. Comstock Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaylord, Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker);
Kramer's Busy Big Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 2, 2023
2. Kramer's Busy Big Store Marker
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Gaylord Iraqi/Enduring Freedom Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Otsego County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Elk, Oil and the Environment (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Rivers Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaylord.
 
Alpine Chocolate Haus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 2, 2023
3. Alpine Chocolate Haus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 21, 2023