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Beechwood Store

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1912. 215 Beechwood Rd.

Built along the tracks of the Chicago and North Western Railroad, the Beechwood Store is a well-preserved, wood-frame, front-gabled country store and post office. It served as the commercial, social, and civic center of the tiny Swedish settlement of Beechwood. Built for Albert J. Sandgren and Andres J. T. Anderson, brothers-in-law and community leaders, it provided second-floor living quarters for the Anderson family. A garage just west of the store, built in 1920, was used as a gas station and automotive repair shop. The store carried a complete line of groceries and meats, hardware, and dry goods. The Beechwood Post Office and the Iron River Creamery Station, for dairy farmers in the area, also operated in this building.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Beechwood Store", [Iron River, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 522-522.

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