Potter's Rooming House
In the fall of 1919, Ernest Hemingway decided to stay in Petoskey and work on writing stories. From October to December, he rented an upstairs bedroom from Mrs. Eva Potter, a widow living here with her children. It was in that bedroom that he worked hard--but with little success--at writing fiction.
This is a private residence and not open to the public.
Erected 2012 by Michigan Hemingway Society. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Women. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Hemingway's Michigan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 45° 22.304′ N, 84° 57.082′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Woodland Avenue, on the right when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 East State 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. Bruce Catton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library Building
Also see . . .
1. Tour Hemingway's Michigan. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Michigan Hemingway Society. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.