Orchard Lake Village in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Orchard Lake Museum
and the Treasures of Local History
The Orchard Lake Museum has been an intersection
where paths cross and people meet. The first building here was a small tavern named the Orchard Lake House, built in 1857 for stagecoach travelers. Various owners rebuilt and enlarged the site, later named the Orchard Lake Hotel, to entertain the growing resort community on the lakes, especially city folks arriving on nearby trolley cars in the early 1900s. In 1939 the building was mostly torn down and replaced by the smaller Orchard Lake Village Hall, now occupied by the museum and the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society.
You Auto Know
In 1939 a new Orchard Lake Village Hall was built upon the fieldstone foundation of the original building.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 34.964′ N, 83° 21.462′ W. Marker is in Orchard Lake Village, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from West Bloomfield Trail. Touch for map. Marker is on the West Bloomfield Trail, a bicycling/hiking trail, about 50 feet south of the Long Lake
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waiting for the Trolleys (here, next to this marker); Apple Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Gateway to Nature (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remembering Historic Railways (approx. half a mile away); Tracks Over Tracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lakes and Attractions (approx. ¾ mile away); Waiting Room and the "Wye" (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Lake and a Trolley (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orchard Lake Village.
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.