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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Petoskey, Michigan

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Petoskey is the county seat for Emmet County
Petoskey is in Emmet County
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1Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 13 — Braun's Restaurant — Hemingway's Michigan
Ernest Hemingway's 1925 satiric novel, The Torrents of Spring, is set mainly in Petoskey. He knew about Braun's Restaurant at 210-212 Howard Street, and in the novel he used the lay-out of the restaurant, which he called "Brown's Beanery The Best by . . . Map (db m215903) HM
2Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Brazile Petoskey Dry Goods and Groceries — 1876 — 301 East Lake Street —
The City of Petoskey was named after Ignatius Petoskey who is pictured above with his two sons. The earliest commercial building at this site was a dry goods and grocery store operated by Brazile (also; "Bazile" or "Basil") Petoskey, sitting to . . . Map (db m97971) HM
3Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Bruce Catton — Patriot • Historian • Editor
Born Petoskey October 9, 1899Map (db m97892) HM
4Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 7 — Carnegie Library Building — Hemingway's Michigan
When living in Petoskey in 1919, the library was a favorite haunt of Hemingway's and, in December, wearing his Italian cape and Red Cross uniform, he spoke here to the Ladies Aid Society about his World War I experiences. At that event he met the . . . Map (db m97891) HM
5Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Coburn Building — 1892 — 316-318 East Mitchell —
The Coburn building, constructed in 1892, is home to both the 316 and 318 addresses. The 316 address was originally housed by hardware stores run by a variety of men who partnered with Sydney Bump. His partners were Henry Easton, John Walrond, and . . . Map (db m97980) HM
6Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial
A tribute to our Desert Shield/Storm Veterans, women and men; young and old. You left your loved ones for the unknown. You gave up the comforts of home, for the hot, drying heat. You served your country in the fight for peace and . . . Map (db m97897) WM
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7Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Elk's Club
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 . . . Map (db m97881) HM
8Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Elk's Club
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 . . . Map (db m215872) HM
9Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Ernest Miller Hemingway — 1899 - 1961 — Nobel Laureate * Literature * 1954 —
Northern Michigan and a small cottage on Walloon Lake named "Windemere" became the summer home for the Hemingway family of Oak Park, Illinois, from the time of young Ernest's infancy in 1899 to the time of his marriage in nearby Horton Bay in . . . Map (db m215866) HM
10Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Fallass Drug Store — 1900 — 330-332 East Mitchell —
For the first thirty-five years this address was a drug store. It was first owned by Charles W. Fallass until 1928. John Lake was the next owner until 1935 when his business went into bankruptcy. At that time he took the paint and wallpaper part . . . Map (db m97997) HM
11Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — G & A Building — 1907 — 307 East Lake Street —
This building was named for business partners Guleserian and Altoonjian, formerly of Armenia. Their Persian Bazaar had been relocated from the waterfront Midway to this downtown location. The second floor was leased for the Petoskey Normal and . . . Map (db m97926) HM
12Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Giles Restaurant — 1945 — 324 East Mitchell —
"We treet you righte both day and night and have no cause for sorrow. Eat your fill and pay your bille and come again tomorrow," was the wording on the sampler that hung in the back of Giles Restaurant for nearly 50 years. In 1929, Enoch Giles Sr. . . . Map (db m97989) HM
13Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 2 — Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station — Hemingway's Michigan
This station, built in 1899, served as the region’s transportation hub. The Hemingway family passed through it often when going from Harbor Springs to their Walloon Lake cottage. Hemingway himself used the station when travelling north from his . . . Map (db m97879) HM
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14Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Heath Michael Robinson — SOCS (SEAL), United States Navy — In Memory of —
Born - 5 June 1977 KIA - 6 August 2011 Loving Son, Brother, Husband, FatherMap (db m97900) WM
15Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — L2067 — Hotel Perry — Registered Michigan Historic Site
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, city-dwellers from the Midwest escaped hot summers in the fresh air of northern Michigan. Constructed in 1899 for Norman J. Perry, the Hotel Perry catered to these vacationers with its . . . Map (db m97875) HM
16Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — J. Schapler Saloon — 1904 — 317 East Lake Street —
The saloon listed in the 1899 directory at this location was run by Henry Schapler, who had been born in Germany. By 1900 three of the 15 saloons in Petoskey were run by Schaplers, including Henry's brothers Fred and Frank. Several of the . . . Map (db m97924) HM
17Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 6 — Jesperson's Restaurant — Hemingway's Michigan
Established in 1903, this Petoskey favorite is noted for its home-style cooking. Jesperson's was said to be a favorite hangout of Hemingway and his Petoskey friend, Dutch Pailthorp. Its long lunch counter suggests the ones in Hemingway's story, . . . Map (db m97919) HM
18Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Karamol's, Mitchell Street Pub — Circa 1900 — 426-428-430 East Mitchell —
This location originally held a trio of buildings that served the community in many ways. In 1900, at the 426 address, John Karamol sold cigars, fine wines, and liquor out of what was originally called the Posen Sample Company. Over almost the . . . Map (db m97909) HM
19Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Koulis Ice Cream — Circa 1925 — 323-325 East Mitchell —
The 325 address is no longer in existence. It was absorbed by the First National Bank expansion in 1964. In 1909 George Koulis operated the First Class Ice Cream Shop and Confectionary business on the 325 site. John Laggis who worked for Koulis . . . Map (db m97988) HM
20Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — S166 — Little Traverse Bay
For centuries this region has been the home of Ottawa Indians, whose warriors and orators fought bravely to retain their land. Around 1700 a mission was built by French Jesuits at the famous L'Arbre Croche villages which stretched from Cross . . . Map (db m55405) HM
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21Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial — 1861 - 1865
To the honor and memory of Lombard Post No. 170 by Lombard W.R.C. No. 152 June 14, 1927.Map (db m97877) WM
22Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — M. J. Bourke: Agricultural Specialties — 1907 — 306 Howard Street —
The first business owner in this building (the second building from the right in the photo) was M. J. Bourke. The store was constructed in accordance with a 1906 party wall agreement with the bank next door. Other shops that occupied this building . . . Map (db m97922) HM
23Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 5 — McCarthy's Barber Shop — Hemingway's Michigan
This building once housed McCarthy's Barber Shop and Bath Room, where, in the fall of 1919, the young Hemingway went for a shave or haircut and for the patrons' banter about fishing and politics. He also likely took advantage of the public baths . . . Map (db m97920) HM
24Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Meyer Hardware — Established 1935
Herman Carl Meyer first opened Meyer Hardware for business on this location Friday, April 5th 1935, offering a complete line of general hardware, paint, household appliances, farm implements and machinery. He spent his entire life in the hardware . . . Map (db m97904) HM
25Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Michael B. Lindemuth — United States Marine Corps — In Memory Of —
Born December 17, 1977 Died In Service To Our Country On April 13, 2005 In Iraq Associate Member Viet Nam Veterans Of America, Chapter 68 PetoskeyMap (db m97899) WM
26Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Montgomery Sisters — circa 1881 — 311 East Lake Street —
The Montgomery Sisters occupied this tin-fronted building after they moved here in 1919 from their Petoskey Midway location. Gertrude and Mae Montgomery were widely known for their eclectic merchandise. They sold fancy goods and art pieces in this . . . Map (db m97925) HM
27Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — National Hotel — 1881 — 318 East Lake Street —
The first building on this site, known as the Lake Street House, was completed in 1877. Later it was called the Farmer's Home, catering to farmers and laborers. That building burned to the ground with three adjacent buildings in 1880. Renamed the . . . Map (db m97923) HM
28Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Old Indian Trail
This boulder marks the Old Indian Trail from Mackinaw City to Grand Rapids used from time immemorial by the Huron, Ottawa, Chippewa and other tribesMap (db m97876) HM
29Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Old Kent Bank of Petoskey — Michigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Old Kent Bank of Petoskey Founded in 1891 For more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the People of Michigan and for contributing . . . Map (db m97979) HM
30Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Park Garden Cafe
Originally McCarty's Saloon and Billiard hall, the walls of the Park Garden Cafe would have a lot of stories to tell if they could talk. Built in 1875, the main billiard hall was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite haunts. The interior is . . . Map (db m98004) HM
31Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 1 — Pere Marquette Railroad Station — Hemingway's Michigan
Built by the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad in 1892, this building later served as the Pere Marquette Railroad’s main station and Hemingway likely used it when traveling between Charlevoix and Petoskey. It became the Little Traverse History . . . Map (db m97998) HM
32Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Perry Hotel — 1899
Petoskey was a village just 20 years old when Dr. Norman J. Perry built this hotel in 1899. Resort trade flourished then, and so did the Perry, advertised as the only fireproof hotel in town. Its brick construction, a novelty at the time, . . . Map (db m97883) HM
33Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Petoskey Housefurnishing Co. / Reid Furniture — Circa 1940 — 307-309 East Mitchell —
In 1913 a furniture business was established by Watson Snyder at this location. In 1927 Alfred Dau purchased this site from Snyder. About 1940, Dau decided to move the Petoskey Housefurnishing Company to Bay View Road. In 1927, James A. Reid who . . . Map (db m97977) HM
34Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Petoskey Post Office — 1918 — 300 to 308 East Mitchell —
This location served as the post office for Petoskey from 1918 until 1962 when it was decided that Petoskey needed a new facility due to the growth of the surrounding townships. The post office was razed and the location moved to 216 State Street. . . . Map (db m97978) HM
35Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 8 — Potter's Rooming House — Hemingway's Michigan
In the fall of 1919, Ernest Hemingway decided to stay in Petoskey and work on writing stories. From October to December, he rented an upstairs bedroom from Mrs. Eva Potter, a widow living here with her children. It was in that bedroom that he . . . Map (db m98006) HM
36Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Site of the 1899 Department of Michigan G.A.R. Encampment
This rare Confederate cannon marks the site of the 1889 Grand Army of the Republic Encampment This cast iron Napoleon howitzer was manufactured at the Augusta, Georgia (CSA) Arsenal during the Civil War. Until its discovery, only the Tredegar . . . Map (db m97878) HM WM
37Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 4 — The Annex — Hemingway's Michigan
The Annex, managed by the Fochtman family, was popular during Hemingway’s time. Historically a saloon and billiard hall, it legally sold only soft drinks during Prohibition but also, probably, alcohol. Hemingway is reported to have enjoyed playing . . . Map (db m98005) HM
38Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — The Braun — 1882 — 210 Howard Street —
Was Hemingway thinking about the Braun Restaurant when he wrote about Brown's Beanery in Torrents of Spring? In 1882, John George and Margareta Braun began a hotel/restaurant business that spanned 55 years and three generations. The Braun was known . . . Map (db m98007) HM
39Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — 3 — The Perry Hotel — Hemingway's Michigan
Built in 1899, this is the only one of Petoskey’s grand turn of the century resort hotels still in existence. In 1916 Ernest Hemingway hiked and camped his way to northern Michigan from his Oak Park, Illinois, home with a friend. When he arrived . . . Map (db m97880) HM
40Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — The Pop Corn King — Circa 1913 — 326-328 East Mitchell —
The building on the far left is 328 East Mitchell. The Pop Corn King is the 326 address which opened in 1913. Meryl Leach was the pop corn king in Petoskey for nearly fifty years. A second floor family residence was added later. At the 328 address . . . Map (db m97995) HM
41Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun
This Dahlgren IX inch cannon was aboard the USS Hartford, Admiral David Farragut's flagship during the most vital naval battles of the Civil War. New Orleans, the South's largest and richest city, was captured by his fleet in 1862. For this . . . Map (db m97915) HM WM
42Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun
This gun is one of twenty six nine inch guns composing the battery of Admiral Farragut's historic-flagship "Hartford" during the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 at the battles of New Orleans, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, . . . Map (db m97916) HM WM
43Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — Vietnam Memorial — 1964 - 1975
Freedom is not a conflict, it is a birthright. 2.9 million Americans served during the Vietnam Era to preserve this right. Like our forefathers they served this great country with pride and dignity. Over 57,000 brave men and women sacrificed their . . . Map (db m97898) HM
44Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — World War II and Korea Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Petoskey who served their country in World War II and in Korea [Honor Roll not transcribed]Map (db m97896) WM
45Michigan, Emmet County, Petoskey — World War Memorial — 1917 • 1918 — In Memoriam —
Joseph Aniwiski • John Lumpp Paul L. Bathke • Barney Max John Serell Benjamin • Walter E. McPhail Ray C. Bonter • Jonas E. Misinine George Wallace Budlong • Clayton Murray William H. Campbell • Harry A. Parrish Carl Charles Carlton • . . . Map (db m97895) HM
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Mar. 27, 2023