Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Opened on July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel was built by the Grand Rapids & Indiana and the Michigan Central railroads and the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Company through the efforts of Sen. Francis B. Stockbridge. It is built of Michigan white pine. With its magnificent colonial porch, longest in the world, it is a classic example of gracious living seldom seen today. One of the outstanding landmarks on the Great Lakes, it is the world’s largest summer hotel.
Michigan Historical Commission Registered Building No. 10
Location. 45° 51.043′ N, 84° 37.509′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bluff Road and Cadotte Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Bluff Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the subject hotel. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mackinac Conference (within shouting distance of this marker); American Fur Company Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.4 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greany Grove (approx. half a mile away); Island House (approx. half a mile away); "Cass Cliff" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
Also see . . .
1. Our History – America’s Original Grand Hotel.
1887: Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montreal, Detroit, and by rail from across the continent. Rates are $3.00 to $5.00 a night. (Submitted on August 15, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. A Look Back at the Grand Hotel's 125 Years of Rich History.
The hotel was originally built by two railroads and a steam ship company who needed to create a grand destination for the gilded age traveler to escape the scorching summer heat, dust and dirt of America’s industrial cities. (Submitted on August 15, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.