The Legs Inn Historical

The Legs Inn Historical (HM1UEM)

Location: Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Emmet County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 38.558', W 85° 2.204'

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(Side A)
The Legs Inn, named for the stove legs that trim the roofline, is one of Michigan's most exuberant and unusual landmarks. The building reflects Stanley Smolak's creativity and the craftsmanship of local Odawa (Ottawa) Indians. A Polish immigrant, Smolak came to the United States in 1912 and settled in Cross Village in 1921. During the 1930s Smolak enlisted the labor of Odawa and other area residents to construct the inn from locally gathered timber and stones. A self-trained artist, Smolak used tree roots, limbs and driftwood to carve fantastical creatures into the furniture and decorative objects used in the inn. He called his carvings "nature's oddities." Until his death in 1968 at age eighty-one, Smolak continued his creative work at the inn, which had become a social center for the community.
(Side B)
Legs Inn jest jednym z najbardziej orginalnych i niezwykłych zabytków w stanie Michigan. Nazwa pochodzi od białych, żelaznych nóg pieców wmurowanych na froncie dachu. Budynek jest obrazem twórczości Stanisława Smolaka i artystycznego rzemiosła Indian szczepu Odawa (Ottawa). Smolak, polski emigrant przybył do U.S.A. w 1912 roku, w Cross Village osiedlił się w 1921. W latach 1930-tych, przy budowie Legs Inn pomagali Smolakowi Indianie Odawa i inni mieszkańcy
okolicy, którzy wykorzystywali znalezione w pobliżu derwno i kamienie. Smolak, artystasamouk wyrźezbił z kamieni, gałęzi drzew i drewna wyrzuconego przez jezioro niezwykłe przedmioty i meble, które nazwał "osobliwościami natury." Legs Inn stało się centrum towarzyskim dla lokalnej społeczności. Smolak kontynuował swoją pracę do roku 1968, gdy zmarł w wieku 81 lat.
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Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission, Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 652995 N 5056217
Decimal Degrees45.64263333, -85.03673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 38.558', W 85° 2.204'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 38' 33.48" N, 85° 2' 12.24" W
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Area Code(s)231, 616
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6245-6257 N Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs MI 49740, US
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