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Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center (Saw Mill Center Complex)

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Saw Mill Center Complex
1989–1990, Charles W. Moore, and Gunnar Birkerts and Associates. 33494 S. Maxton Rd.

In 1985 Thomas S. Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza, acquired the Bayside Lodge, cabins, and boathouse on the north side of Drummond Island encompassing two thousand acres in Section 16 on Potagannissing Bay and, soon after, an old sawmill in Section 21 for the purpose of establishing a corporate retreat. Modeled on a traditional nineteenth-century frontier logging community, this coherent complex has a main street, town square, and covered walkways. The resort and conference center development is now owned and operated by the Bailey family and other local people.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center (Saw Mill Center Complex)", [Drummond, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 557-557.

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