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Buildings - Saloons

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments) [A photo of what once was the Saloon 8 on Tezcuco Street in Hancock. Please see MTU Neg. 00252 to see what it was like in 1911.]

Scanned: November 19, 2008


Businesses - The Library

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments), Persons [Jon Davis inspects the ceiling of the upper floor of the Library. The ceiling is covered with egg cartons which makes for better sound when music is played.]

Scanned: February 20, 2009


Businesses - Spanky's

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Restaurants, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments), One of downtown Houghtons newest and brightest spots is Spankys, which features "suds, sounds and snacks" until 2 a.m., seven days a week. Proprietors Don Kratt and Bud Weber have taken what was formerly only a bar and turned it into a "cozy, bright, living room type" of cocktail lounge and short order cafe. The decor, based on colors and an African animal collection, was designed by Phil Houle Jr. of Hancock. "Plush" furnishings, continuous stereo music and accommodations for at least 100 persons are boasted. [Exterior view of the establishment with awnings on the windows bearing their logo.]

Scanned: February 18, 2009


Buildings - Michigan House

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Restaurants, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments), Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Calumet's famous landmark, the Michigan House, will reopen for business Friday, July 14, under the new ownership of Pellberg, Inc. The former hotel is at Sixth and Oak Streets in the heart of downtown Calumet. It was constructed just after the turn of the century. [Exterior view of the three story building. Please see comment section for further information.]

Scanned: February 12, 2009


Fundraising - March of Dimes

Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments), Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Persons Rudy Holm's Midway Rendezvous appears like a collection agency for the March of Dimes. As a result, he now has five sets of cards filled with dimes. "My customers are wonderful and it is they who are responsible for the scene you see." he says. From left, Rudy, Mrs. Rudy, Mrs. Esther Moilanen and Mrs. Martha Hill. [Image of the bar at the Midway, turned into a March of Dimes collection center.]

Scanned: August 13, 2007