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

Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition

 
 
Wharfside Building Acquisition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. Wharfside Building Acquisition Marker
Inscription.

Wharfside Building Acquisition
The 2002 purchase of the Wharfside Building (formerly known as Neff Brothers Quality Food Store) culminated the City of Charlevoix's one hundred and six year dedicated effort to purchase properties along the Round Lake waterfront, clearing the way for the development of the City's downtown park system. The purchase and demolition of the Wharfside building was made possible by many generous grants and donations.

[Grants and Donors not transcribed]

Park Acquisition
Since 1896, the City of Charlevoix has dedicated its efforts to acquire properties along the Round Lake waterfront, clearing the way for the development of the City's downtown park system. The generosity of these individuals has preserved the unique beauty of Round Lake to be enjoyed by residents and visitors in the past and for many generations to come. Below is [a] list of the individuals who donated property to the City for its downtown park system:

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Erected 2008 by City of Charlevoix and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 45° 18.988′ N, 85° 15.478′ W. Marker is in Charlevoix, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. Touch for map.
Park Acquisition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Park Acquisition Marker
Markers are along the lakefront walk at Charlevoix Marina in East Park, about 300 feet NE of the intersection of Bridge Street (U.S. 31) and Mason Street. Marker is in this post office area: Charlevoix MI 49720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN (within shouting distance of this marker); Still On Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harsha House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Odmark Band Pavilion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of "Pine River" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Flag Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlevoix.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Charlevoix MI. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Charlevoix CVB. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
3. Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition Markers
Looking NE along the waterfront
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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