McCarthy's Barber Shop
This building once housed McCarthy's Barber Shop and Bath Room, where, in the fall of 1919, the young Hemingway went for a shave or haircut and for the patrons' banter about fishing and politics. He also likely took advantage of the public baths located in the building's basement. The shop is referred to by name in Hemingway's novel, The Torrents of Spring.
Erected 2012 by Michigan Hemingway Society. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Hemingway's Michigan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 45° 22.472′ N, 84° 57.328′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Howard Street south of Lake Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Howard 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. Jesperson's Restaurant (a few steps from this marker); M. J. Bourke: Agricultural Specialties (within shouting
Also see . . .
1. Tour Hemingway's Michigan. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Michigan Hemingway Society. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.