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Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

American Museum of Magic

 
 
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March 8, 2010
1. American Museum of Magic Marker
Inscription. Presto-Change-O! From saloon to billiard parlor, to clothing store, to bakery, to museum, this edifice, built in 1868, has known many transformations. Since April Fools' Day 1978 it has housed a unique collection that celebrates the magician's arts of wonder and delight. Michigan's link to magic is no illusion for nearby Colon, a center of magic manufacturing, was once home to famed magician Harry Blackstone, Sr., (1885-1965), whose memorabilia is displayed here.
 
Erected 1985 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 1240.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 16.324′ N, 84° 57.516′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (Business Interstate 94), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on door just east of the museum entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Michigan Avenue, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howard F. Young / Postmasters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles T. Gorham (about 300 feet away);
American Museum of Magic Marker image. Click for full size.
March 8, 2010
2. American Museum of Magic Marker
Isaac E. Crary and John D. Pierce / State School System (about 400 feet away); James A. Miner (about 700 feet away); Grand Army of the Republic / The G.A.R. Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Miller / Hillside (approx. mile away); John D. Pierce Homesite (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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