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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 (39) Genesee County, MI (134) Macomb County, MI (137) Oakland County, MI (414) Sanilac County, MI (38) St. Clair County, MI (84) Tuscola County, MI (34)  LapeerCounty(39) Lapeer County (39)  GeneseeCounty(134) Genesee County (134)  MacombCounty(137) Macomb County (137)  OaklandCounty(414) Oakland County (414)  SanilacCounty(38) Sanilac County (38)  St.ClairCounty(84) St. Clair County (84)  TuscolaCounty(34) Tuscola County (34)
Lapeer is the county seat for Lapeer County
Adjacent to Lapeer County, Michigan
      Genesee County (134)  
      Macomb County (137)  
      Oakland County (414)  
      Sanilac County (38)  
      St. Clair County (84)  
      Tuscola County (34)  
 
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1Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain ParkAlmont Historical Walking Tour Site
Near East St. Clair Street at South Main Street (State Highway 53).
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
On West St. Clair Street at South Main Street (State Highway 53), on the left when traveling west on West St. Clair Street.
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
On South Main Street (State Highway 53), on the right when traveling north.
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
On South Main Street (State Highway 53) north of Mill Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
On South Main Street (State Highway 53) at Mill Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street.
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
Near East St. Clair Street at South Main Street (State Highway 53).
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
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7Michigan, Lapeer County, Almont — L392 — Currier House
On East St. Clair Street east of Spring Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
On West St. Clair Street at Cherry Street, on the left when traveling west on West St. Clair Street.
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, Attica — P.F.C. Dewayne T. WilliamsUnited States Marine Corps — 9/18/49 - 9/18/68 —
On 5 Lakes Road, on the right when traveling north.
P. F. C. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for gallantry while serving with the 1st Regt., 1st Mar. Div. in the Republic of Vietnam. Williams was participating on a patrol when it was ambushed by the enemy. Although severely . . . Map (db m211138) HM WM
10Michigan, Lapeer County, Clifford — L1646 — St. Patrick's Church
On Main Street, 0.4 miles south of West Marlette Road (County Road 38), on the right when traveling south.
St. Patrick Church began in 1879 with visits from Father Clement Krebs, pastor at St. Agatha Church in Gagetown. It later became a mission of St. Elizabeth in Reese, Sacred Heart in Brown City, and most recently, SS. Peter and Paul in North Branch. . . . Map (db m182675) HM
11Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — L750 — Columbiaville Depot
On First Street south of Pine Street (Route 44), on the left when traveling south.
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
12Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — Columbiaville Veterans Memorial
On Pine Street (County Highway 44) at Gilbert Street on Pine Street.
In Honor Of Those Who Served Their CountryMap (db m182487) WM
13Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — James Richardson, D.O. a generous gentleman.
On First Street south of Pine Street (Route 44).
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
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14Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — Niver Bros. Sawmill / Gristmill
On Pine Street at Mill Street, on the left when traveling north on Pine Street.
. . . Map (db m179969) HM
15Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — L751 — The William Peter Mansion
On Second Street (County Route 44) at Water Street, on the right when traveling south on Second Street.
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
16Michigan, Lapeer County, Columbiaville — L1162 — United Methodist Church
On Pine Street (County Route 44) at Second Street (Route 44) when traveling east on Pine Street.
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
17Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — L460 — Dryden Depot
On Main Street west of Mill Road, on the left when traveling west.
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
18Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — Dryden Township Flouring Mill Dam
On South Mill Road at Casey Road, on the right when traveling south on South Mill Road.
This Mill Dam was built in           1840 and on this site stood the first flouring mill in Dryden Township They were built by the Maynard Brothers who did an Extensive Business until the Year 1870 That year the Mill was . . . Map (db m179816) HM
19Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — Dryden Veterans Memorial
On South Mill Road, 0.2 miles south of Gill Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated To The Honor Of The Men And Women Of This Community Who Served Our CountryMap (db m179815) WM
20Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — Dryden Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (County Highway 62) at Mulholland Street, on the right on Main Street.
In Honor Of Those Who Have Served In War And Peace Dryden VeteransMap (db m182484) WM
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21Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — L0534 — General Squier Park
On Casey Road at Valley View, on the right when traveling west on Casey Road.
Major General George Owen Squier (1865-1934) was a noted soldier and scientist. Graduating from West Point in 1887, he subsequently led the United States Signal Corps. He was also Chief of the Army Air Service during World War I and military attaché . . . Map (db m179818) HM
22Michigan, Lapeer County, Dryden — L669 — Ladies Library Hall
On Main Street near Mill Street, on the left when traveling west.
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
23Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Grand Trunk Depot - 192777 Main Street — Imlay City History —
On Main Street near East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east.
The coming of the railroad in 1870 was pivotal to Imlay City's founding and economic progression. Imlay City's original wooden depot was built in 1870 for the Port Huron and Lake Michigan Railroad, and contained separate waiting rooms for men . . . Map (db m182976) HM
24Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — L780 — Grand Trunk Railroad Depot / Imlay City
On Depot Drive near North Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
Grand Trunk Railroad Depot The Port Huron & Lake Michigan Railroad, later the Grand Trunk Western, arrived here in 1870. The first depot burned in 1917, and makeshift quarters served for a decade. This depot was built in 1927, . . . Map (db m195612) HM
25Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — L2208 — Grettenberger Field
On West 1st Street at Pine Street, on the right when traveling west on West 1st Street.
Grettenberger Field was constructed in 1935-1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, under the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) jobs creation program. It originally included a grandstand, ice skating rink, and football field. Baseball . . . Map (db m179819) HM
26Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Imlay City Mural — Charles Palmer
On North Main Street at East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
Dedicated August 1, 2008 By Artists: Arla Slogar and Linda Dyball Sponsored by the Imlay City DDA and a generous grant from Four County Community Foundation Charles Palmer The mural depicts Charles Palmer, founder of Imlay . . . Map (db m195084) HM
27Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Imlay City Veterans Memorial
On North Almont Avenue at West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on North Almont Avenue.
"Dedicated to" The Glory of God and in honor of the men and women of this community who served and died in "World War I and II" Korean War 1950-1955 Lee, James F LePard, Gerald Wagenshutz, James Vietnam War 1964-1975 Gregson, . . . Map (db m211265) WM
28Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Imlay Township Hall Library - 1951212 East Third Street — Imlay City History —
On East 3rd Street at Bancroft Street, on the right when traveling east on East 3rd Street.
This building was used as the Imlay Township Hall and Library until 1985 when a new facility was built across from the township cemetery on Fairgrounds Road for township offices. The building then remained the Imlay Township Library until 1989. . . . Map (db m182978) HM
29Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Ornamental Iron Gate
On North Main Street at Depot Drive, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street.
This ornamental iron gate graced the entrance of the Imlay Township Cemetery as early as 1850. It is the finest example of early blacksmithing with every piece hand forged and hammered into shape by the craftsman on his anvil. In 2013 the gate was . . . Map (db m195318) HM
30Michigan, Lapeer County, Imlay City — Yerex Building - 1882234 East Third Street — Imlay City History —
On East 3rd Street west of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
Dr. David V. Yerex built this building in 1882 as a carriage and wagon repository. It was the first door west of what was then Dan McGillis' Bancroft Hotel. Dr. Yerex came to this area about 1860 and for a time was employed by his uncle, James . . . Map (db m182855) HM
31Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — 175 — Lapeer County
On West Nepessing Street at North Court Street, on the right when traveling east on West Nepessing Street.
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
32Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — Lapeer County Courthouse
On West Nepessing Street at North Court Street, on the right when traveling east on West Nepessing Street.
One of the 10 oldest in the United States 1846 Court sessions have been held in this building each year since its first owner, Lapeer pioneer judge Alvin N. Hart, held court here in April 1847 Presented by the Michigan State Society . . . Map (db m198366) HM
33Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — L2069 — Lapeer Public Library
On West Nepessing Street at North Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on West Nepessing Street.
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
34Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — Marguerite deAngeli Branch LibraryLiterary Landmarks Register
Near West Nepessing Street at North Washington Street.
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
35Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — 17 — Protecting the Impaired
On West Nepessing Street at North Court Street on West Nepessing Street.
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
36Michigan, Lapeer County, Lapeer — L2196 — The Tuttle House
On North Main Street (State Highway 24) at State Street on North Main Street.
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
37Michigan, Lapeer County, Metamora — Welcome to Sutherland Nature Sanctuary
Near Diehl Road south of Pratt Road (County Highway 62), on the right when traveling south.
In the 1960s, Doris Sutherland had a vision, to preserve this land as a sanctuary. This property, adjacent to the Sutherland family farm on Pratt Road, had been a working farm and logged for a century. Doris and a handful of volunteers planted . . . Map (db m206421) HM
38Michigan, Lapeer County, North Branch — North Branch Veterans Memorial
On Huron Street (State Highway 90) at Brush Street, on the right when traveling west on Huron Street.
Dedicated To All Who ServedMap (db m182486) WM
39Michigan, Lapeer County, North Branch — L0752 — Pioneer Bank
On Huron Street (Michigan Route 90) at Saginaw Street, on the right when traveling east on Huron Street.
Pioneer Bank was founded in 1885 as a state bank, and reorganized in 1889. President Frederick Howard, Vice President Albert Sholes and Cashier Charles W. Ballard were bank officers. In 1903 this lot was purchased from Sholes, and soon after the . . . Map (db m179788) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023