Gustafson's

Gustafson's (HM20XX)

Location: Pentwater, MI 49449 Oceana County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 46.8', W 86° 25.989'

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(Built with Pentwater Brick)

1887*   Thomas Collister built the largest and only three story building at the time

1888   Building sold to Charles Mears who opened a general store

1899- 1920   Crescent Drug Store

1922-1937   Charles F. Lewis Hardware

1937-1942   A. H. Hardware

1945   Baileys Hardware Southside

1949   Harbor Inn Restaurant Northside, common walls separating each

1961-1967   Mr. & Mrs. T. H. Thorton owned the building

1967   Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Gustafson purchased the building and opened a gift shop

1979   Mr. & Mrs. Dean Gustafson, new owners, opened an international gift shop

2006   Gustafson's closed

2009   Silver Hills Antiques owned by Dan & Lin Hoekstra

*Charles Mears, a devout Mason, became concerned that a newly formed Masonic lodge lacked a permanent hall. With the support of others of like conviction he decided to add the third floor, which was designed and furnished as an elaborate Masonic Temple. The Masons occupied the third floor until the early 1960's when the estate of Charles Mears' daughter was being settled and the Masons decided to accept the offer of a smaller street level building in trade for its's third floor location. They owned the title until 1960 until they moved one door north. Built in, outside
the building is teh Mason's keystone "Isle of Man."
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HM NumberHM20XX
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Placed ByPentwater Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 545614 N 4847594
Decimal Degrees43.78000000, -86.43315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.8', W 86° 25.989'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 48" N, 86° 25' 59.34" 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 189 S Hancock St, Pentwater MI 49449, US
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