Shorpy Saturday – Welcome to Petoskey: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck

Northern Michigan is hard to compete with especially during the summer months. In this edition we take a ride up to the top of the mitten and visit a small but historic place called Petoskey. Lake Street has undergone some changes over the years but as you can tell by comparing the two photographs much has stayed the same.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Welcome to Petoskey: 1908“:

Circa 1908. “Lake Street, Petoskey, Michigan.” A bustling hub of commerce offering silk shawls, “kimonas” and “the place U-R looking for.” As well as a nice arch. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Here is a look at Lake Street in Petoskey today via Google:

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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