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Big Rapids in Mecosta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fairman Building

 
 
Fairman Bulding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
1. Fairman Bulding Marker
Inscription. Banker Ferdinand Fairman (1833-1902) built this structure in 1880-81. The upper floors housed offices, and the basement and first floor offered a variety of commercial businesses, including a combined tobacco store--billiard hall and Fairman's bank. The block was designed and built by Crocker and Hudnutt of Big Rapids. Fairman closed his bank in 1889, but opened a new one in 1896 after the financial Panic of 1893 left the city without a bank.
 
Erected 2009 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2202.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 41.894′ N, 85° 28.931′ W. Marker is in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and South Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids MI 49307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Downtown (here, next to this marker); Ferris State College (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown
Fairman Bulding and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
2. Fairman Bulding and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Nisbett Block (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Rapids.
 
Also see . . .  Fairman Building. Wikipedia article about Ferdinand Fairman and the Fairman Building. (Submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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