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Main Street of Houghton

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Transportation Main Street of Houghton [Shelden Avenue showing lots of activity. A street car runs through the middle of the street, automobiles as well as horse and carriage travel the road. The old bridge can be seen and the courthouse rises above the Douglass House.]

Scanned: April 6, 2010


Cities & Towns - Houghton - Street Scenes

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Transportation, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Street Scene in Houghton [View of Shelden Avenue showing the Peoples Market "If its Good to Eat Youll Find It at the Peoples Market". The Ed Haas & Co. clothing store, Western Union offices, Dr. Aldrich, Dr. Simon Levin and a dentist office. Traffic travels in both directions. A trolley car is pictured.]

Scanned: April 16, 2008


Y.M.C.A. and Union Building

Transportation, Persons, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail Y.M.C.A. and Union Building - 5th Street Calumet. [YMCA is engraved above the entrance to the building. Life on the brick street represents several modes of transportation; automotive, horse and buggy, bicycle and pedestrian. A pharmacy is located next to the YMCA]

Scanned: September 1, 2010


Fifth Street, Calumet

Transportation, Persons, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail Fifth Street, Calumet [A great photo of a busy Calumet. The speed limit was 10 miles per hour. Looks like traffic went both ways. Ulseth Lumber Coal & Wood is visible as well as Nelson's Dairy Lunch and Home Baking. People are well dressed and enjoy talking with each other.]

Scanned: August 31, 2010


Cities and Towns - Houghton

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Transportation, Automotive Shelden Avenue, Houghton - Looking West from Isle Royale Street. Late Spring 1955 [Photo showing two way traffic. A Oldsmobile service garage, a Western Union office, drug store, the Lode Theatre, Douglass Hotel, Dwyers Shoe Store and Crown Bakery are visable.]

Scanned: December 6, 2006


Cities and Towns - Houghton

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Retail Trade, Stores, Retail, Transportation, Automotive View of Shelden Avenue on a slushy spring day. A sign for Isle Royale National Park Headquarters is shown. The Texaco Service Station is pictured along with Chucks Bar, Copper Motors Used Cars, Upper Peninsula Power Company offices and Roys Drug Store.]

Scanned: December 5, 2006


Cities and Towns - Houghton

Transportation, Automotive, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Persons Shelden Street, West [Post card image of Shelden Ave. showing the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Houghton County Electric Light Company, Hamar Quandt Builders, Dr. Alfred Labine, Surgeon, Krolls Drug Store, Huss Beauty Shop, The M. Van Orden Company and the Douglass House. Numerous vintage automobiles can be seen.]

Scanned: December 5, 2006


Entertainment - Movie Theatres

Buildings, Civic Centers, Arts Facilities, Theaters, Transportation, Automotive, Retail Trade, Stores, Retail Lode Theatre and Parkside/Crown Bakery [Image of the Lode with two vehicles parked in front. The movie feature is The Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields. A sign for the Copper Shop located in the Lode lobby is visible.]

Scanned: March 7, 2007


Cities and Towns - Hancock

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Transportation, Automotive Hancock [Main street of Hancock showing the Kerredge Theatre, Hotel Scott, and a Chrysler automobile dealership. Several automobiles can be seen that appear to be of a 1940s and 50s vintage.

Scanned: August 5, 2008


Businesses - Merrill's Paint Store

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Transportation, Automotive, Houghton's new Merrill Paint Store will open for business with fanfare, reduced prices and coffee and doughnuts. Owned and managed by Arthur "Bud" Merrill, the store is located on the west side of Franklin Square with easy and convenient parking and a head on facing of College Avenue. [Exterior view of the building with an arched roof line.]

Scanned: April 13, 2009