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Presque Isle Lodge

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1922. 8211 Grand Lake Rd.
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

N. A. Eddy, owner of the Habitant Corporation of Bay City, built this large rustic lodge near Grand and Lotus lakes and filled it with rustic furniture manufactured by his company. The lodge is constructed of wooden slabs rounded to resemble logs. It is arranged with a dining room and a hall with a huge fieldstone fireplace and twenty-seven bedrooms. Fireside Inn (1908, 1930s; 18730 Fireside Highway) on Grand Lake further exemplifies the three-meal-a-day American-plan cottage and inn complexes patronized by midwestern families seeking relaxation and recreation annually for a week on northern Michigan lakes.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert



Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Presque Isle Lodge", [Presque Isle, 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, 459-460.

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