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  • Union School
    Image       The construction of the Union School began in 1868 and was completed in 1870. It was located on the block between First, Second, Dunbar, and White Streets. It was comprised of primary, secondary, junior, and senior classes. It was replaced by three other school buildings throughout the 1900s. The block ...
    Image     The construction of the Union School began in 1868 and was completed in 1870. It was located on the block between First, Second, Dunbar, and White Streets. It was comprised ...
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    Image       The original Trinity Episcopal Church was built on Washington Avenue off of Chisholm Street in 1867. This new church was dedicated on June 29, 1884.
    Image     The original Trinity Episcopal Church was built on Washington Avenue off of Chisholm Street in 1867. This new church was dedicated on June 29, 1884.
  • St. Mary's Church
    Image       St. Mary's Church, located on North Second Avenue, was dedicated On February 21, 1886. This picture was taken sometime in the early 1900s with Joseph Ayotte pictured on the steeple doing repair work.
    Image     St. Mary's Church, located on North Second Avenue, was dedicated On February 21, 1886. This picture was taken sometime in the early 1900s with Joseph Ayotte pictured on the steeple ...
  • Ed Kositchek and Son
    Image       Edward Kositchek and Sons were dealers in buggies, wagons, robes, blankets, and oliver plows in the early 1900s. They were also manufacturers of harnesses, guns, ammunition, and sporting goods. Their store was located at 119 South Second Avenue.
    Image     Edward Kositchek and Sons were dealers in buggies, wagons, robes, blankets, and oliver plows in the early 1900s. They were also manufacturers of harnesses, guns, ammunition, and sporting goods. Their ...
  • Dege's Garage Next to Martindale's Store on River Street, Alpena
    Image       Dege's Garage next to Martindale's Store on River Street, Alpena.
    Image     Dege's Garage next to Martindale's Store on River Street, Alpena.
  • C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company
    Image       C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company operated by John C. and Henry L. Moench of Cattaraugus, NY, and William Kreb. The tannery was located at the end of Washington Avenue, west of Alpena.
    Image     C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company operated by John C. and Henry L. Moench of Cattaraugus, NY, and William Kreb. The tannery was located at the end of Washington Avenue, west ...
  • Globe Hotel
    Image       The first Globe Hotel was built on River Street and burned on November 12, 1871. This Globe Hotel was built in the early 1880s on Washington Street off of Chisholm Street and burned in the 1970s.
    Image     The first Globe Hotel was built on River Street and burned on November 12, 1871. This Globe Hotel was built in the early 1880s on Washington Street off of Chisholm ...
  • Unknown building
    Image       Unknown building. Labelled as Garfield School, but believed to be labelled wrong.
    Image     Unknown building. Labelled as Garfield School, but believed to be labelled wrong.
  • Dougal McKenzie
    Image       Chief of Police Dougal McKenzie prior to the Lyon Brother incident in March 1926. The Lyon Brothers killed Special Investigator for the American Railway Express Company, Frank McGrath, in Norwalk, Ohio. McGrath was shot when he went to question the Lyon Brothers about a robbery at the Express Company office. ...
    Image     Chief of Police Dougal McKenzie prior to the Lyon Brother incident in March 1926. The Lyon Brothers killed Special Investigator for the American Railway Express Company, Frank McGrath, in Norwalk, ...
  • Downtown Alpena
    Image       Chisholm Street, looking West, Alpena, Mich.
    Image     Chisholm Street, looking West, Alpena, Mich.
  • Odd Fellow (I.O.O.F.) Parade Float
    Image       Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) parade float in downtown Alpena.
    Image     Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) parade float in downtown Alpena.
  • Independence Day Parade 1962
    Image       Independence Day Parade 1962
    Image     Independence Day Parade 1962
  • First Baptist Church
    Image       On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at the southeast corner of Third and Lockwood Street. The church cost the Baptist Society $23,000. It was razed in 1962.
    Image     On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at the southeast corner of Third and Lockwood Street. The church cost the Baptist Society $23,000. It was razed ...
  • Churchill Lumber Company
    Image       W.L. and H.D. Churchill Lumber Company. This mill was first built by F.N. Barlow in 1871. It was purchased by the Churchills in 1877. During the season of 1882, it cut 17,250,000 feet of lumber and about 5,000,000 feet of lath. The firm also had a store and a wagon ...
    Image     W.L. and H.D. Churchill Lumber Company. This mill was first built by F.N. Barlow in 1871. It was purchased by the Churchills in 1877. During the season of 1882, it ...
  • Cohen Block
    Image       Cohen Block and store, North 2nd Avenue, 1895.
    Image     Cohen Block and store, North 2nd Avenue, 1895.
  • Funeral Procession
    Image       Believed to be a funeral procession in downtown Alpena along Second Avenue heading south toward Chisholm Street. Photographer is looking north. The Second Avenue Bridge can be seen at the far end.
    Image     Believed to be a funeral procession in downtown Alpena along Second Avenue heading south toward Chisholm Street. Photographer is looking north. The Second Avenue Bridge can be seen at the ...
  • Parade in Downtown Alpena
    Image       July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards Chisholm Street.
    Image     July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards Chisholm Street.
  • Northern Extract Company
    Image       Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam and close to the railroad. Tannic acid was extracted from hemlock bark, boiled down and shipped in barrels. It was used in the tanning of leather.
    Image     Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam and close to the railroad. Tannic acid was extracted from hemlock bark, boiled down and shipped in barrels. ...
  • Alpena Portland Cement Company
    Image       Not to be confused with Huron Portland Cement, the Alpena Portland Cement Company began production in 1901. It was located on the bay just north of the city limits. After closing for seasonal repairs in 1909, the company never reopened.
    Image     Not to be confused with Huron Portland Cement, the Alpena Portland Cement Company began production in 1901. It was located on the bay just north of the city limits. After ...
  • Michigan Alkali Quarry
    Image       The Michigan Alkali Company opened a quarry in Alpena, and the first shipment of limestone left in 1903. There was much waste in their production. J. B. Ford, Vice-President of the company, found a solution - make cement from the "waste." The Huron Portland Cement Company was formed, and cement ...
    Image     The Michigan Alkali Company opened a quarry in Alpena, and the first shipment of limestone left in 1903. There was much waste in their production. J. B. Ford, Vice-President of ...
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