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Constantine in St. Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gov. John S. Barry

 
 
Gov. John S. Barry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 2, 2014
1. Gov. John S. Barry Marker
Inscription.  

Memorial
to
Gov. John S. Barry
Born – 1802
Died – 1870
Governor of Michigan
1842 — 1844 — 1850
Statesman - Lawyer - Merchant
This tablet marks site of
his store and ware house
where steam boats came
up the river from the
Great Lakes.

Erected by Woman’s Clubs
of St. Joseph County
Unveiled and dedicated
on Aug. 9, 1928.

 
Erected 1928 by Woman's Clubs of St. Joseph County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 50.532′ N, 85° 40.157′ W. Marker is in Constantine, Michigan, in St. Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Water Street and Washington Street (Business U.S. 31), on the right when traveling west on W. Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Constantine MI 49042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Meek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constantine United Methodist Church
Gov. John S. Barry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 2, 2014
2. Gov. John S. Barry Marker
At the southeast corner of the Harvey House Hotel building
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Stewart Barry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Constantine Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Constantine Tribute to Veterans of All Wars (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of Wahbememe (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chief Wahbememe Burial Site (approx. 3.1 miles away); White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Constantine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Governor John S. Barry - A Yankee Governor in a Georgia Court. A comprehensive biography from The Courier Herald newspaper in Dublin, Georgia. (Submitted on July 6, 2014.) 

2. Hotel Harvey. Photograph of the Hotel Harvey in the early 20th century from the Village of Constantine website. (Submitted on July 6, 2014.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Harvey House Hotel
The Harvey House Hotel was built in 1903 on the site of a general store owned and operated by Governor Barry and his son. The foundation timbers of the hotel are the original timbers from the adjacent river warehouse that was built by Governor Barry in the 1850s.
    — Submitted
Harvey House Hotel Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 2, 2014
3. Harvey House Hotel Building
July 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
View to North Along Washington Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 2, 2014
4. View to North Along Washington Street
Marker located at northwest corner of W. Water Street and Washington Street
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 270 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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