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Benzonia in Benzie County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mills Community House

 
 
Mills Community House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
1. Mills Community House Marker
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This building was a girls dormitory erected in 1909 for the Benzonia Academy. Named Mills Cottage in honor of the Reverend Harlow S. Mills, pastor of Benzonia Congregational Church from 1896 to 1916, it became property of that church when the Academy closed in 1918. Renamed Mills Community House, it hosts local gatherings and houses a public library. Its purposes are consistent with the educational and religious beliefs held by the town's early settlers.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0468.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 44° 37.147′ N, 86° 5.94′ W. Marker is in Benzonia, Michigan, in Benzie County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (U.S. 31) north of Traverse Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 891 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia MI 49616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

Mills Community House and Marker, and Bruce Catton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
2. Mills Community House and Marker, and Bruce Catton Marker
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markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bruce Catton (here, next to this marker); Benzonia College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crystal Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joyfield Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Honor Area WWII Honor Roll (approx. 5 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away); Marquette's Death (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benzonia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mills Community House Association History. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Benzonia Public Library. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Mills Community House and Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2016
3. Mills Community House and Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Nov. 29, 2022