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

The Annex

Hemingway's Michigan

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

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

The Annex Marker on the City Park Grill image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. The Annex Marker on the City Park Grill
of this marker); Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael B. Lindemuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II and Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Michael Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
 
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.
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