The area immediately east of this lot was the site of Petoskey's first hotel, built by Dr. William Little and his brother Robert. It was first called the Rose House. Later the original rude little building was replaced by a three-story wooden structure complete with second and third-floor wrap-around balconies. By then it had been re-named "The Occidental."
After the turn of the century the wooden building was replaced by a three-story red brick building which was later purchased by the Petoskey Elk's Club. The Elks operated a bar and restaurant business as well as providing meeting space for various community groups and activities.
In the early 1980s the building was closed and it was demolished in 1985.
Photo courtesy of Little Traverse Historical Society
Erected by the City of Petoskey.
Location. 45° 22.548′ N, 84° 57.216′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Lewis Street, on the right when traveling east on Bay
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Perry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Perry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Garden Cafe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Perry (about 400 feet away); The Annex (about 400 feet away); Old Indian Trail (about 500 feet away); Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.