Bay View / Bay View Association
Registered Michigan Historic Site
Bay View comprises one of Michigan's most spectacular collections of Victorian era architecture. Sweeping verandas and stately turrets characterize the Queen Anne style evident in the cottages and public buildings. Planned during the late 1870s, the curving streets follow natural terraces. The park-like setting reflects nineteenth century romantic landscape design. Railroads and steamboats spurred Bay View's growth by providing convenient transportation for people from southern Michigan and throughout the Midwest. Methodist camps at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Ocean Grove, New Jersey, influenced Bay View's plan. Samuel O. Knapp, one of Bay View's founders, built the first cottage in what was then wilderness. By 1900, 420 cottages had been built. Bay View is a National Historic Landmark.
Bay View Association
Beginning in 1875 as a Methodist camp, the Bay View Association encourages scientific and intellectual development within a religious community. In 1885 John M. Hall of Flint began the summer educational assembly program. The Methodist camp meeting resort of Chautauqua, New York, inspired
Erected 1997 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0151A.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 45° 23.066′ N, 84° 56.08′ W. Marker is in Bay View, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is north of Evelyn Hall, on the Bay View Association campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1715 Encampment Avenue, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evelyn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Hall Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernor HallSpeaker's Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bay View Fire Hydrant (within shouting distance of this marker); Bay View Historical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitchcock Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Epworth Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay View.
Also see . . . The Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church. Association website homepage (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 12. submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.