Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Registered Michigan Historic Site
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, city-dwellers from the Midwest escaped hot summers in the fresh air of northern Michigan. Constructed in 1899 for Norman J. Perry, the Hotel Perry catered to these vacationers with its location near Little Traverse Bay and the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Depot. At the Perry, a Petoskey social hub, guests and local citizens attended "hops" and enjoyed the hotel orchestra. One of the city's earliest brick buildings, the hotel was advertised as "fire proof" and boasted steam heat, electric service, a barber shop, a buffet restaurant, and a newsstand. The Hotel Perry is included in the Petoskey Downtown National Register Historic District.
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2067.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 45° 22.606′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Lewis Street, 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. Old Indian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the 1899 Department of Michigan G.A.R. Encampment (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Perry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elk's Club (about 400 feet away); The Braun (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
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Also see . . . Stafford's Perry Hotel: A Pioneer in Elegant Lodging. Hotel website homepage (Submitted on September 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.