The Annex, managed by the Fochtman family, was popular during Hemingway’s time. Historically a saloon and billiard hall, it legally sold only soft drinks during Prohibition but also, probably, alcohol. Hemingway is reported to have enjoyed playing billiards here and watching the bare-knuckle boxing matches in the nearby park. The Annex likely served as inspiration for the saloon in Hemingway’s story, “A Man of the World.”
Erected 2012 by Michigan Hemingway Society. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Hemingway's Michigan series list.
Location. 45° 22.49′ N, 84° 57.234′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street and Pennsylvania Park, on the right when traveling east on Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 432 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 marker. Park Garden Cafe (within shouting distance
Also see . . . Tour Hemingway's Michigan. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.