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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Second Avenue Bridge
        Second Avenue Bridge, downtown Alpena, Michigan.
      Second Avenue Bridge, downtown Alpena, Michigan.
  • 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 ...
  • Second Avenue Bridge
        The second Second Avenue Bridge across the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan. This bridge was built in 1872-73 and replaced in 1886.
      The second Second Avenue Bridge across the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, ...
  • William Boulton
        "William Boulton was born in England in 1848 and emigrated to Canada...in 1855, later moving to Port Huron, Michigan. In June 1864, at age sixteen, Mr. Boulton arrived in Alpena, Michigan, then a village of 674 persons, on the steamer FORREST QUEEN, and began working in the mills...In early 1865...he ...
      "William Boulton was born in England in 1848 and emigrated to Canada...in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Centennial Block
        Centennial Building, 1880, corner of 1st Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Chisholm Street, Alpena, Michigan.
      Centennial Building, 1880, corner of 1st Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Chisholm Street, ...
  • Engine House No. 1
        "Engine House No. 1...was constructed in 1880 and fronted River Street at Third Avenue. It burned on Oct. 2, 1910."
      "Engine House No. 1...was constructed in 1880 and fronted River Street at ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Engine House No. 1
        "Engine House No. 1...was constructed in 1880 and fronted River Street at Third Avenue. It burned on Oct. 2, 1910." City Hall was once in this building.
      "Engine House No. 1...was constructed in 1880 and fronted River Street at ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alpena Railway Depot
        The Detroit, Bay City, and Alpena Railway Company Depot located near the corner of Werth and Piper Roads. This was the first train depot in Alpena.
      The Detroit, Bay City, and Alpena Railway Company Depot located near the ...
  • Sells Brothers' Circus Parade
        Sells Brothers' Circus Parade traveling down Second Avenue through Downtown Alpena on Saturday, May 21, 1887.
      Sells Brothers' Circus Parade traveling down Second Avenue through Downtown Alpena on ...
  • Railroad Depot
        "This [railroad] depot was located on the south side of Fletcher Street between Dock Street (now N. Second Avenue) and Merchant Street. It was Alpena's passenger and freight depot until 1911 when the new passenger depot at Tenth Street was constructed." The Fire Station sits to the right, and a ...
      "This [railroad] depot was located on the south side of Fletcher Street ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thunder Bay River Scene
        Ships in the Thunder Bay River below Second Avenue Bridge.
      Ships in the Thunder Bay River below Second Avenue Bridge.
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