—301 East Lake Street —The City of Petoskey was named after Ignatius Petoskey who is pictured above with his two sons. The earliest commercial building at this site was a dry goods and grocery store operated by Brazile (also; "Bazile" or "Basil") Petoskey, sitting to the right of his father in this photo. Mitchell Petoskey, Brazile's brother, is seated to his father's left. At the turn of the century this Petoskey Street location was part of a bustling shopping district that extended to the waterfront and was known as the Midway. This site had uses such as an ice cream shop before Carl and Ruth Shorter opened a souvenir shop here in 1946. In 1996, the historic charm of the Grandpa Shorter's building was restored by William and Marietta Shorter.
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|Placed By||Little Traverse Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 659957 N 5026645|
|Decimal Degrees||45.37505000, -84.95710000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 22.503', W 84° 57.426'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 22' 30.18" N, 84° 57' 25.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 301 E Lake St, Petoskey MI 49770, US|
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