The area immediately east of this lot was the site of Petoskey's first hotel, built by Dr. William Little and his brother Robert. It was first called the Rose House. Later the original rude little building was replaced by a three-story wooden structure complete with second and third-floor wrap-around balconies. By then it had been re-named "The Occidental."
After the turn of the century the wooden building was replaced by a three-story red brick building which was later purchased by the Petoskey Elk's Club. The Elks operated a bar and restaurant business as well as providing meeting space for various community groups and activities.
In the early 1980s the building was closed and it was demolished in 1985.
Photo courtesy of Little Traverse Historical Society
Erected by the City of Petoskey.
Location. 45° 22.548′ N, 84° 57.216′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Lewis Street, on the right when traveling east on Bay Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the Elk's Lot city parking lot sign, with the parking lot west adjacent to the Emmet County Correctional Facility. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Bay Street, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.