The Braun Historical

The Braun Historical (HM1UJ9)

Location: Petoskey, MI 49770 Emmet County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 22.529', W 84° 57.346'

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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 for its delicious food, advertising a "large pleasant dining room, meal and lunches served, oysters served in all styles, best day board for the price. Regular meals 25¢." Travelers and local folk found a lively meeting place full of upbeat piano music, local news, stories, and laughter.
The Braun struggled as a small hotel in a town filled with larger, more luxurious hotels. In 1917, JG Braun's son, George Christian and wife, Catherine, became the proprietors of "The New Braun." In 1921, GC Braun died at 47 years of age. Catherine continued to operate the Braun well into the Depression until the business was lost in bankruptcy in the late 1930s. For 15 years the Braun provided Catherine and her four children a home, a livelihood, and connections to retailers in what is now the Gaslight District.
The building was later used by the Petoskey Mattress Company and other purveyors before becoming the Petoskey Hotel. In 1975, it became a women's clothing store owned by Harold Grant. Gattle's fine linens, sold in Petoskey since the early 1900s, have been retailed here since 1996.
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HM NumberHM1UJ9
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Placed ByLittle Traverse Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 660060 N 5026695
Decimal Degrees45.37548333, -84.95576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 22.529', W 84° 57.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 22' 31.74" N, 84° 57' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Howard St, Petoskey MI 49770, US
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