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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.
  • Unidentified Factory
  • Sawmill Interior
        Sawmill interior.
      Sawmill interior.
  • Hutton Harness Shop
        "Edward Hutton, harness maker [was] a native of Windsor, Canada, where he learned the trade of harness making and engaged in business. In the Summer of 1867 he came to Alpena and the following year opened a harness shop in a small frame building near the Comstock Block...He afterward moved ...
      "Edward Hutton, harness maker [was] a native of Windsor, Canada, where he ...
  • Huron Portland Cement Company
        The Huron Portland Cement Company was organized on November 22, 1906. This industry gave a tremendous boost to Alpena's economy after the end of the lumber era. It was once the World's Largest Cement Plant. It is now owned by Lafarge North America. "It was agreed to build a cement ...
      The Huron Portland Cement Company was organized on November 22, 1906. This ...
  • Churchill Mill
        The Churchill Mill was situated at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River and was originally built in the Winter of 1871 by F. N. Barlow. In 1877, W.L. and H.D. Churchill purchased the property. The mill was rebuilt twice after that. The mill employed about 55 men. The Churchill ...
      The Churchill Mill was situated at the mouth of the Thunder Bay ...
  • Churchill House Ruins After Fire
        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 ...
  • Burning of St. Paul Lutheran Church
        This St.Paul Lutheran Church was built on South Second Avenue in 1890, and destroyed by fire on March 29, 1923. The statue of St. Paul was rescued from the burning church by Irv Panknin. The current building replaced it 3 years later. Visible is the Linke's Greenhouse chimney.
      This St.Paul Lutheran Church was built on South Second Avenue in 1890, ...
  • City View of Alpena
        Looking Northeast from the Alpena County Courthouse. The corner of Chisholm Street and Eighth Street is as the lower left.
      Looking Northeast from the Alpena County Courthouse. The corner of Chisholm Street ...
  • Second Alpena County Jail
        The second Alpena County Jail was built in 1887 of Alpena limestone at a cost of $10,000. It was located on Chisholm Street directly across from the Alpena County Courthouse.
      The second Alpena County Jail was built in 1887 of Alpena limestone ...
  • Gathering in front of Alpena's City Hall
        A gathering of vehicles and people in front of Alpena's City Hall. The Fletcher Office Building and Library are on the left.
      A gathering of vehicles and people in front of Alpena's City Hall. ...
  • McRae Hospital
        The Donald McRae Hospital was located at 608 Washington Avenue in Alpena, Michigan.
      The Donald McRae Hospital was located at 608 Washington Avenue in Alpena, ...
  • Schooner in Thunder Bay River
        An unknown three-mast schooner is docked at the Butterfield and Crable Mill near Dock Street (North Second Avenue) and the swing bridge in the Thunder Bay River.
      An unknown three-mast schooner is docked at the Butterfield and Crable Mill ...
  • Automobile on Water Street
        Automobile on Water Street with the Standard Oil Company office in the background.
      Automobile on Water Street with the Standard Oil Company office in the ...
  • First Baptist Church
        "On the 25th of December, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at the southeast corner of Third and Lockwood Streets. This church cost the Baptist Society $23,000." Above taken from "The Town That Wouldn't Die" by Robert Haltiner.
      "On the 25th of December, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick ...
  • Alpena Central High School
        Alpena Central High School. "The new building was modern as of the period...it had a circular tower of stone cut in the Alpena stone quarries. The old bell...was installed in the tower. The front of the building was of cut stone and the remainder brick. It was a two-story building ...
      Alpena Central High School. "The new building was modern as of the ...
  • Alpena News Interior
        Interior view of The Alpena News office, then located on River Street between Second and Third Avenues.
      Interior view of The Alpena News office, then located on River Street ...
  • Franklin School
        in 1880, the three-room Franklin School was built for $1,350; another room was added in 1884 for $1,824. The school was located on Lockwood Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. After closing, the building was used as a parish hall by St. Anne's Church.
      in 1880, the three-room Franklin School was built for $1,350; another room ...
  • City View of Alpena
        Looking Northwest. St. Bernard's Church and School are along Chisholm Street on the left.
      Looking Northwest. St. Bernard's Church and School are along Chisholm Street on ...
  • 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 ...
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