The Gardner Building Historical

The Gardner Building Historical (HM1U3J)

Location: Manistee, MI 49660 Manistee County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 14.848', W 86° 19.514'

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In the summer of 1878, this building was constructed by John Mee and leased to Clark D. Gardner. The building measures 24 X 50, described following its construction as "without exception the finest of its kind north of Grand Rapids". It was painted black with gold trim and had the distinction of being the first in the city to have single pane display windows.
Gardner, an Ohio native, moved to Manistee from Oceana County in 1867, where he had operated a jewelry business. Establishing himself in Manistee he operated a jewelry store in two locations in the city, being burned out of each, before leasing the building.
Gardner and his family operated a jewelry store at this location for 95 years. For many years a large clock mounted on an ornate pedestal stood in front of the store on the sidewalk serving as a landmark and community timepiece.
Year Built: 1878
Architect: Unknown
First Owner: John Mee
Style: Commercial Victorian
Address: 431 River Street
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HM NumberHM1U3J
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 553873 N 4899580
Decimal Degrees44.24746667, -86.32523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 14.848', W 86° 19.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 14' 50.88" N, 86° 19' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 River St, Manistee MI 49660, US
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