W. W. Fairbairn

W. W. Fairbairn (HM20W8)

Location: Alanson, MI 49706 Emmet County
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N 45° 26.484', W 84° 47.318'

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Walter W. Fairbairn came to Alanson in 1888 as a government surveyor.
He worked as a blacksmith in Detroit and lived in North Dakota before settling permanently in Alanson in 1892.
Three years later, he established a hardware and plumbing business in this building, which also housed the post office.
Fairbairn and, later, his descendants served customers throughout the area.
The structure has pressed metal siding, which was popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center

Registered local site No. 2139, 2004

This marker is the property of the State of Michigan.
HM NumberHM20W8
Year Placed2004
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission, Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 672945 N 5034364
Decimal Degrees45.44140000, -84.78863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 26.484', W 84° 47.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 26' 29.04" N, 84° 47' 19.08" 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 7537 Burr Ave, Alanson MI 49706, US
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