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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lapeer County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Lapeer County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lapeer County, MI (19) Genesee County, MI (36) Macomb County, MI (118) Oakland County, MI (288) Sanilac County, MI (17) St. Clair County, MI (59) Tuscola County, MI (22)  LapeerCounty(19) Lapeer County (19)  GeneseeCounty(36) Genesee County (36)  MacombCounty(118) Macomb County (118)  OaklandCounty(288) Oakland County (288)  SanilacCounty(17) Sanilac County (17)  St.ClairCounty(59) St. Clair County (59)  TuscolaCounty(22) Tuscola County (22)
Adjacent to Lapeer County, Michigan
    Genesee County (36)
    Macomb County (118)
    Oakland County (288)
    Sanilac County (17)
    St. Clair County (59)
    Tuscola County (22)
 
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1Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain ParkAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
In January 1992, a fire destroyed the building located at this location. The last business to operate at the southeast corner of St. Clair and Main Streets was Mollen's Antique Shop. The original structure was built during the 1850's and housed the . . . — Map (db m155001) HM
2Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — 102 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
The "Old Newburg" general store on the southwest corner of Main Street was originally built of logs and was the first store built for the selling of dry goods and groceries. Built in 1836, it was originally owned by Charles B. Keeler. In the fire of . . . — Map (db m155033) HM
3Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — 121 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
Graham John Terry, originally of England, was hired by Robert Thomas of Almont as a meat cutter in 1907. By 1925, he started his own business, Terry's Meat Market, in the store just to the south of this location and in 1929 he purchased land from . . . — Map (db m155011) HM
4Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — 129 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
The original wooden structure at this location served as a barber shop owned by Mr. Crippin, and was later moved to 311 Branch Street. The current building was built in 1927 when local businessmen founded the first National Bank at this location. . . . — Map (db m155016) HM
5Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — 138 South Main StreetAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
In 1861, R.L. Rutherford started his own butcher shop where the Muir Funeral Home stands today. The original building, owned by Mrs. Dodge, also served as a millinary. The building was demolished during the devastating downtown fire later that year . . . — Map (db m155024) HM
6Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — Almont's Liberty Pole DedicatedJuly 4, 1865
More than 250 men joined the Union Army in Almont during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Sixteen died in action, nineteen died of disease. Almont is proud of her sons and their families who helped preserve The United States of America. . . . — Map (db m155035) WM
7Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — L392 — Currier House
Frederick and Mary Currier built this house around 1854, inspired by Orson Fowler's A Home for All, which promoted the octagon form as a healthy place to live. The tall windows, which admit light and air, and the five octagonal rooms reflect . . . — Map (db m154962) HM
8Michigan (Lapeer County), Almont — L1825 — Henry Stephens Memorial Library
Henry Stephens (1823-1886), a native of Dublin, Ireland, was a merchant, lumberman and financier. One of Almont's earliest settlers, Stephens established the first mercantile business here. In 1845 he built a sawmill north of Lapeer. When the pine . . . — Map (db m154947) HM
9Michigan (Lapeer County), Columbiaville — L750 — Columbiaville Depot
In the nineteenth century, railroads provided the prime transportation link between small villages and the rest of the country. The first Columbiaville depot was built near this site in 1872. In 1893 William Peter (1824-1899) replaced that structure . . . — Map (db m101541) HM
10Michigan (Lapeer County), Columbiaville — James Richardson, D.O. a generous gentleman.
Dr. Richardson practiced Osteopathic family medicine and surgery in Lapeer and Genesee counties for 33 years. He was an ardent conservationist. He arranged for the planting of a half a million trees in this area. He was a founding member of . . . — Map (db m101545) HM
11Michigan (Lapeer County), Columbiaville — L751 — The William Peter Mansion
This structure, completed in 1896, was the home of William Peter (1824-1899). Peter, a prominent Columbiaville businessman, was a rags-to-riches character. Around 1847 he came to the area from Germany via New York state, a penniless immigrant. . . . — Map (db m101547) HM
12Michigan (Lapeer County), Columbiaville — L1162 — United Methodist Church
This handsome Romanesque structure was completed in 1897 for the Methodist Protestant Church of Columbiaville. Local Methodists, with the assistance of circuit riders, had organized the church some forty years earlier. In 1865 the congregation . . . — Map (db m101546) HM
13Michigan (Lapeer County), Dryden — L460 — Dryden Depot
Side 1 The area now known as Dryden was settled in 1834. By 1880 it was a hamlet of about 300 people. A marketing center surrounded by rich farm land, it turned to the railroad to increase its prosperity. Its citizens, spurred by the local . . . — Map (db m160957) HM
14Michigan (Lapeer County), Dryden — L669 — Ladies Library Hall
The Ladies Library Association was established in 1871 to provide reading material at a small cost to the community. In the beginning the association only allowed married women to be members and charged an annual fee of one dollar. The women of the . . . — Map (db m109815) HM
15Michigan (Lapeer County), Lapeer — 175 — Lapeer County
Set off by Gov. Cass in 1822, this county took its name from the French La Pierre, a translation of the Indian name for the Flint River. Settlers began to arrive in 1828. The county seat, founded in 1831, was also named Lapeer. Organization . . . — Map (db m101532) HM
16Michigan (Lapeer County), Lapeer — L2069 — Lapeer Public Library
Founded in 1859, the Lapeer Ladies Library Association gathered the community's first collection of books for lending. The popularity of the collection led the Carnegie Foundation to offer $10,000 to build a public library in 1916. In part through . . . — Map (db m101536) HM
17Michigan (Lapeer County), Lapeer — Marguerite deAngeli Branch LibraryLiterary Landmarks Register
Born in 1899, Lapeer native Marguerite deAngeli was a significant author and illustrator of 20th century children's literature. In 1950, she was awarded the Newberry Medal for The Door in the Wall, and was one of the first inductees into the . . . — Map (db m101535) HM
18Michigan (Lapeer County), Lapeer — Protecting the Impaired
The Michigan Legislature passed a bill in 1913 authorizing sterilization of mentally impaired persons confined in public institutions, even over the objections of a parent or guardian. The law was adopted to prevent those so confined from ever . . . — Map (db m101533) HM
19Michigan (Lapeer County), Lapeer — L2196 — The Tuttle House
Lapeer lumberman Columbus Tuttle and his second wife, Linda, had this Queen Anne house built around 1890. Tuttle's planing mill provided lumber for the county's earliest homes and businesses. After lumbering declined during the 1880s, Tuttle's mills . . . — Map (db m101537) HM
 
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