Island House

Island House (HM20TW)

Location: Mackinac Island, MI 49757 Mackinac County
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N 45° 51.042', W 84° 36.851'

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Constructed for Charles O'Malley about 1852, this building was one of the first summer hotels on Mackinac Island.
Captain Henry Van Allen, a Great Lakes Skipper, purchased the hotel in 1865.
He later moved it from the beach to its present location.
By the 1880's the Island House was known as "The best family hotel on the island."
Following the death of her parents, Mrs. Rose Van Allen Webster became proprietor about 1892.
She was the wife of Colonel John Webster, whom she had met during the 1870's when he was stationed at Fort Mackinac.
Mrs. Webster added the large wings in 1895 and 1912, retaining ownership until her death in 1938.
The Island House still serves as a resort hotel.

Michigan History Division, Department of State

Registered Local Site No. 217

Property of the State of Michigan, 1973
HM NumberHM20TW
Year Placed1973
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 4:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 685234 N 5080227
Decimal Degrees45.85070000, -84.61418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 51.042', W 84° 36.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 51' 2.52" N, 84° 36' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7006 Main St, Mackinac Island MI 49757, US
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