Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Petoskey was a village just 20 years old when Dr. Norman J. Perry built this hotel in 1899. Resort trade flourished then, and so did the Perry, advertised as the only fireproof hotel in town. Its brick construction, a novelty at the time, contributed to its survival. Today, the Perry stands as more than a relic of the past. It still serves as a landmark of hospitality for visitors, and a vital presence in the heart of Petoskey's historic downtown business district.
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 45° 22.567′ N, 84° 57.239′ 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 west on Bay Street. 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. A different marker also named The Perry Hotel (here, next to this marker); Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad StationElk's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Indian Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the 1899 Department of Michigan G.A.R. Encampment (about 400 feet away); The Annex (about 500 feet away); Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial (about 500 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 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.