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Pentwater in Oceana County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brass Anchor

 
 
Brass Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2017
1. Brass Anchor Marker
Inscription.
1869 S. A. Browne opened a 24' x 80' expansion with groceries to the existing 20' x 50' building

1872 First brick building erected in Pentwater

1874 The "Oceana Times" used this building to produce their newspaper

1880 - 1928 "Pentwater News" was published in this building

1928 E.L. Bates bought the building and it became known as the Pentwater New Block with multiple uses.

1960 Second floor was renovated into apartments

In approximately 1968 the building was The Candle Shop

1980 The building was purchased by Donna & Chick Kolinger

1983 The Brass Anchor opened it's doors after a three year renovation
 
Erected by Pentwater Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 46.62′ N, 86° 25.963′ W. Marker is in Pentwater, Michigan, in Oceana County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hancock Street (Business U.S. 31) and Fifth Street, on the right when traveling north on South Hancock Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 South Hancock Street, Pentwater MI 49449, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lumber Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Graveyard of Ships / Veterans' Day Storm
Brass Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2017
2. Brass Anchor Marker
Close-up of images.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ships and Shipping (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentwater Wire Products (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lites Drug Store (about 800 feet away); White Elephant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gustafson's (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pet Hollywood (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pentwater.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Brass Anchor Ship's Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2017
3. Brass Anchor Ship's Store and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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