Brighton's Victorian SilhouettesAlice and her husband, George, ran one of Brighton's hat shops for ladies in the late 1800s. Alice Jolly became the sole proprietor of the Jolly Millinery Shop in 1893 with the death of her husband at age 49. THis was necessitated since she had two small children, Harry 9 and Beulah 6. Her dual responsibility as mother and business owner/operator was a difficult challenge to be sure. It was very unusual for a woman to own a business at this time in history. Alice and the children lived in the flat above her shop that was located at 325 W. Main Street adjacent to Ratz Hardware. Alice died in 1928 at age 77. Alice, George, and the two children are buried in Brighton's Old Village Cemetery.
|Placed By||Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 271506 N 4712312|
|Decimal Degrees||42.52943333, -83.78208333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 31.766', W 83° 46.925'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 31' 45.96" N, 83° 46' 55.5" W|
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|Area Code(s)||810, 313, 586, 517, 248,|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 209 W Main St, Brighton MI 48116, US|
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