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Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Montgomery Sisters

circa 1881

 

— 311 East Lake Street —

 
Montgomery Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Montgomery Sisters Marker
Inscription.  

The Montgomery Sisters occupied this tin-fronted building after they moved here in 1919 from their Petoskey Midway location. Gertrude and Mae Montgomery were widely known for their eclectic merchandise. They sold fancy goods and art pieces in this location for over forty years. In 1998 William and Marietta Shorter restored the building to its original character. J.W. Shorter and Son Mercantile opened as a specialty shop here in 1998.

National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected by Little Traverse Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Little Traverse Regional Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 45° 22.504′ N, 84° 57.403′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Lake Street east of Petoskey Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 East Lake 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

Montgomery Sisters Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Montgomery Sisters Building and Marker
marker. G & A Building (a few steps from this marker); J. Schapler Saloon (a few steps from this marker); National Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Brazile Petoskey Dry Goods and Groceries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Braun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M. J. Bourke: Agricultural Specialties (about 300 feet away); Jesperson's Restaurant (about 300 feet away); Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Traverse Historical Society. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile. (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 244 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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