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  • Parade Watching in Downtown Alpena
        Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
      Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
  • E.C. Spens Drug Store
        Edward C Spens, in his drugstore, dealt in a variety of items according to the Alpena City Directory. These included not only drugs, but paints, oils, and wallpaper.
      Edward C Spens, in his drugstore, dealt in a variety of items ...
  • Residential Area of Second Avenue
        Second Avenue, believed to be north of Dunbar Street looking south, showing the residential portion as a wide, tree-lined street.
      Second Avenue, believed to be north of Dunbar Street looking south, showing ...
  • Egg Day, Royal Theatre
        Egg Day at the Royal Theatre on Chisholm Street on April 20, 1914. On designated days, could bring a fresh egg as admission to a movie.
      Egg Day at the Royal Theatre on Chisholm Street on April 20, ...
  • Obed Smith School
        The Obed Smith School was built at the corner of North Second Avenue and Spratt Street in 1883, and burned in 1922.
      The Obed Smith School was built at the corner of North Second ...
  • Fletcher House
        "This building is an immense structure, and intended more especially for the accommodations of Summer visitors. The discovery of the mineral springs led to the building of this hotel. It was built by Mr. Geo. N. Fletcher, at a cost of about $50,000, and opened July 12, 1872." "The building ...
      "This building is an immense structure, and intended more especially for the ...
  • Building Second Avenue Bridge
        Building the third Second Avenue Bridge across the Thunder Bay River, late 1800s. Downtown Alpena, Michigan. Looking south.
      Building the third Second Avenue Bridge across the Thunder Bay River, late ...
  • Churchill House
        Originally the Fletcher House, this hotel was moved in 1887 about a block to be positioned between First and Waters Street (present location of City Hall) and turned facing away from the bay. It was officially reopened as the Churchill House on May 2, 1888. The Churchill House burned April ...
      Originally the Fletcher House, this hotel was moved in 1887 about a ...
  • Crystal Ice Company Wagon
        Crystal Ice Company wagon in front of New York Saloon at an unknown location.
      Crystal Ice Company wagon in front of New York Saloon at an ...
  • Rogers Brothers Seed Company
        "The Rogers Brothers Seed Company of New York bought property on Fair Avenue near the Fair Grounds - between 10th and 11th Streets - and built a seed elevator. In 1902 the elevator was improved and a storehouse added. In 1903 additional property was purchased and on September 19, 1903 ...
      "The Rogers Brothers Seed Company of New York bought property on Fair ...
  • Alpena Fire Department
        The Alpena Fire Department. This picture is believed to have been taken on Water Street, between Second and Third Avenues, around 1883, as noted by the McMasters Harness Ship on the right. This is probably the second water pump purchased by the city in 1875. The first pump was the ...
      The Alpena Fire Department. This picture is believed to have been taken ...
  • Alpena County Courthouse
        This Alpena County Courthouse was built on Chisholm Street (between Eighth and Ninth Streets) in 1888 and was destroyed by fire in 1932.
      This Alpena County Courthouse was built on Chisholm Street (between Eighth and ...
  • Steam Tractor
        Steam tractor with thresher and crew. This machinery saved a tremendous amount of labor for early farmers. The crew usually traveled from farm to farm with this equipment, charging a fee to the farmer.
      Steam tractor with thresher and crew. This machinery saved a tremendous amount ...
  • C. Moench & Sons Company
        "Near the latter part of June, 1895, Moench & Sons commenced the work erecting their new tannery at Campbellville (11th Avenue near the Washington Park). The site was donated by the city of Alpena and cost $6,000. It occupied the ground where the Potter lumber mill stood. The buildings erected ...
      "Near the latter part of June, 1895, Moench & Sons commenced the ...
  • Cedar Yard
        Horse drawn wagon with crew in cedar yard in Alpena, Michigan.
      Horse drawn wagon with crew in cedar yard in Alpena, Michigan.
  • Central Hotel
        Central Hotel was located on Lockwood Street between Second and Third Avenues.
      Central Hotel was located on Lockwood Street between Second and Third Avenues.
  • Loggers, Horses, and Log Pile
        Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
      Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
  • Long Lake Golf Club
        Long Lake, seven miles north of Alpena, Michigan, was a popular resort and sports destination. The golf course made it even more so.
      Long Lake, seven miles north of Alpena, Michigan, was a popular resort ...
  • St. Bernard's Catholic Church
        St. Bernard's Parish had its beginning in 1861 when Bishop Baraga traveled here from Sault Ste. Marie on snowshoes. Father Patrick Murray had the church, that is shown, built in 1866. It was located across the street from the present St. Bernard's Church.
      St. Bernard's Parish had its beginning in 1861 when Bishop Baraga traveled ...
  • Pest House
        Communicable diseases were a threat in early Alpena. This building, referred to as the "Pest House," was used to quarantine patients. The name is derived from "pestilence," which refers to an infectious disease. The house was located on the grounds of the present hospital.
      Communicable diseases were a threat in early Alpena. This building, referred to ...
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