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Rochester in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hammer

represents Industry

 

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By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
1. The Hammer Marker
Inscription. The community's first water-powered sawmill was erected in 1819, just one year after the first land sale. Rochester's favorable industrial climate fostered many other businesses in the years that followed, including the Western Knitting Mills, built in 1896. At one time, Western Knitting Mills was one of the largest glove makers in the world, producing at its peak over 100,000 pairs annually. The company was one of Rochester's major employers and one of many contributors to the growth of the City.
 
Erected by City of Rochester.
 
Location. 42° 40.854′ N, 83° 7.8′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from East Fourth Street east of Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is about 445 feet east of Water Street in Rochester Lions Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester MI 48307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Knitting Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Rochester, Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochester Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rollin Sprague Building
The Hammer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
2. The Hammer Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Three-faced Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Detroit United Railway and Car Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Township Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Also see . . .  Western Knitting Mills. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Hammer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
3. The Hammer Marker
The former Western Knitting Mills building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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