The Orchard Lake Museum

The Orchard Lake Museum (HM1ZFX)

Location: West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 34.964', W 83° 21.462'

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and the Treasures of Local History

The Orchard Lake Museum has been an intersection
where paths cross and people meet. The first building here was a small tavern named the Orchard Lake House, built in 1857 for stagecoach travelers. Various owners rebuilt and enlarged the site, later named the Orchard Lake Hotel, to entertain the growing resort community on the lakes, especially city folks arriving on nearby trolley cars in the early 1900s. In 1939 the building was mostly torn down and replaced by the smaller Orchard Lake Village Hall, now occupied by the museum and the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society.

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In 1939 a new Orchard Lake Village Hall was built upon the fieldstone foundation of the original building.
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HM NumberHM1ZFX
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 306527 N 4717174
Decimal Degrees42.58273333, -83.35770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.964', W 83° 21.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 57.84" N, 83° 21' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Bloomfield Trail, West Bloomfield Township MI 48323, US
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