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Bay View in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bay View / Bay View Association

 
 
Bay View Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Bay View Marker (Side A)
Inscription.

(Side A)
Bay View
Bay View comprises one of Michigan's most spectacular collections of Victorian era architecture. Sweeping verandas and stately turrets characterize the Queen Anne style evident in the cottages and public buildings. Planned during the late 1870s, the curving streets follow natural terraces. The park-like setting reflects nineteenth century romantic landscape design. Railroads and steamboats spurred Bay View's growth by providing convenient transportation for people from southern Michigan and throughout the Midwest. Methodist camps at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Ocean Grove, New Jersey, influenced Bay View's plan. Samuel O. Knapp, one of Bay View's founders, built the first cottage in what was then wilderness. By 1900, 420 cottages had been built. Bay View is a National Historic Landmark.

(Side B)
Bay View Association
Beginning in 1875 as a Methodist camp, the Bay View Association encourages scientific and intellectual development within a religious community. In 1885 John M. Hall of Flint began the summer educational assembly program. The Methodist camp meeting resort of Chautauqua, New York, inspired Bay View to organize schools of art, cooking, elocution and music. In addition, cottagers participated in religious study, reading circles, dramatic and recreational activities.

Bay View Association Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Bay View Association Marker (Side B)
In 1890 Evelyn Hall was built for the Women's Christian Temperance Union. William Jennings Bryan, Bruce Catton, Lillian Hellman, Helen Keller, and Booker T. Washington were among the speakers who came here. Bay View continues to attract cottagers from throughout the United States.
 
Erected 1997 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0151A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 45° 23.066′ N, 84° 56.08′ W. Marker is in Bay View, Michigan, in Emmet County. Touch for map. Marker is north of Evelyn Hall, on the Bay View Association campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1715 Encampment Avenue, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evelyn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Hall Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Speaker's Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bay View Fire Hydrant (within shouting distance of this marker);
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
Marker is on the south elevation of the John M. Hall Auditorium
Bay View Historical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitchcock Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Epworth Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay View.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of The Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church. (Submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Bay View / Bay View Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
4. Bay View / Bay View Association Marker
Bay View Association Cottages image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
5. Bay View Association Cottages
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
6. Bay View Association Cottages
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
7. Bay View Association Cottage
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
8. Bay View Association Cottage
Bay View Association Cottage image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
9. Bay View Association Cottage
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
10. Bay View Association Cottage
Bay View Association Cottage image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
11. Bay View Association Cottage
Bay View Association Cottage image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
12. Bay View Association Cottage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 7, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   12. submitted on September 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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