Park Garden Cafe Historical

Park Garden Cafe Historical (HM1UJC)

Location: Petoskey, MI 49770 Emmet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 22.491', W 84° 57.21'

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Originally McCarty's Saloon and Billiard hall, the walls of the Park Garden Cafe would have a lot of stories to tell if they could talk. Built in 1875, the main billiard hall was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite haunts. The interior is well-preserved with a pressed tin ceiling, wood trim and swinging doors. The 1894 Brunswick Bar is hand carved and built from black walnut, cherry and hickory. The second floor was used for dances, religious services, and town meetings, including the one that produced the Village Charter in 1879. About 1901, Frank Fochtman built the red brick two-story building just up the street. It had a bowling alley in the basement, a restaurant named "The Grill Café" on the main floor and apartments above. The vacant lot between the two became "The Palm Garden," an open-air café complete with fountains and a tent for shade. In 1997, The Park Garden was renamed The City Park Grill.
Placed ByCity of Petoskey
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Date Added Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 660239 N 5026630
Decimal Degrees45.37485000, -84.95350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 22.491', W 84° 57.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 22' 29.46" N, 84° 57' 12.6" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 460-478 E Lake St, Petoskey MI 49770, US
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