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Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank

Historic Site No. 9

 
 
Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
1. Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank Marker
Inscription. From 1910 until 1964, this site was occupied by the copper-domed Presque Isle County Savings Bank shown in the photo. Construction of the building was supervised by local lumberman and business owner Paul H. Hoeft, who had the structure placed on a diagonal to Third Street so that it faced due north. The classic structure was reportedly modeled after the Cleveland Bank & Trust Company in Cleveland, Ohio. The elegant building was demolished in 1963 to make way for construction of the present Independent Bank.

The Presque Isle County Historical Museum provided sign text and images. A Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA and the City of Rogers City funded this project. The City Council and Community Development Authority jointly obtained the VSCI grant. The Design Committee developed the concept. Sign design and engineering by Harry Wierenga of Fleis and VandenBrink Engineering. Valley City Sign manufactured the signs in 2010. The Department of Public Works installed the signs in 2011.

 
Erected 2011 by City of Rogers City & Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 45° 25.21′ N, 83° 49.014′ W. Marker is in Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is on West Michigan Avenue west of North Third Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level on a post near the bank
Marker detail: Historic photo of Presque Isle County Savings Bank (previously at this location) image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Historic photo of Presque Isle County Savings Bank (previously at this location)
entrance, facing West Michigan Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 West Michigan Avenue, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herman Hoeft & Son's General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogers City Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Erskine Building / Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emergency Steering Wheel (about 300 feet away); Presque Isle County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Site of Bertram Building (about 400 feet away); Port of Calcite Entry Light (about 400 feet away); Site of Emil & Lizzie Poch Hardware Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rogers City Historic Walking Tour
 
Also see . . .  A side view of the old County Bank in Rogers City, Michigan. Unfortunately, this bank was torn down in the 1960's, taking some of the character of the town with it. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
3. Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank Marker (tall view)
Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2018
4. Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank Marker (wide view; marker visible right of entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 15 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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