Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown (HM20KR)

Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307 Mecosta County
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N 43° 41.788', W 85° 28.908'

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Big Rapids

"This play house is said to have cost forty thousand dollars. Is a peach. Scenery raised above stage instead of sliding back," wrote Fred Roof of Big Rapids on the back of a postcard mailed on October 15, 1908 to his girl friend and future wife, Frannie Fairbanks, in Elk Rapids.

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The Colonial Theater was built on this site in 1884 and torn down in 1937.

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This is a view of the interior of the Colonial Theater looking towards the stage.

Caption - lower image
This picture was taken in 1909, looking north on Michigan Ave., from about this location. Note the wooden boardwalks and unpaved streets. The Opera House, built in 1873, was located on the southeast corner of Elm St. and Michigan Ave. and once housed the County offices, the Circuit Court, an armory by the National Guard, and a grocery store on the lower level. The building was razed in 1957.
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HM NumberHM20KR
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Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 622339 N 4839280
Decimal Degrees43.69646667, -85.48180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 41.788', W 85° 28.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 41' 47.28" N, 85° 28' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids MI 49307, US
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