Nov 24-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: November: Nov 24-14
Downtown Marquette    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
City lights    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Savings Bank Building    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Old City Hall    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Down the alley view    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:37 am:

Chad Johnson takes us on an evening stroll in downtown Marquette to check out the various styles of architecture found there. We start with a string of storefronts on Washington Street, including the Washington Shoe Store, Donckers, the Delft Theatre and the Verabar/Blue Lounge. An interesting cross-section of businesses on this block.

The next two photos are looking towards the Savings Bank Building, the one with the steeple type top. This building is listed on the Michigan and the National Register of Historic Places. You can also see the Wells Fargo Bank Building, which is the former First National Bank Building.

In the fourth picture, you're looking at the Old Marquette City Hall, which is also on the Michigan and the National Register of Historic Places. It has that kind of regal look to it, giving it an air of importance before you even know what the building houses.

The final photo from Chad was taken from an alley across the street from the Wells Fargo Bank Building. Quite the interesting perspective, with the rock walls on either side. I can't quite tell if that is sandstone on the lower portion of those buildings, but it certainly looks like it could be.

That concludes our tour of downtown Marquette. I want to thank Chad for taking us along and making us stop to notice the beauty of the historic buildings that we travel by daily without a second glance. A great way to start Thanksgiving week.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:53 am:

Nice pix...I love Marquette. I used to stay at the Nordic Bay Lodge (Tiroler Hof Motel), which is now closed. Too bad, it was a great motel...especially after it was renovated.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:14 am:

These shots bring back a lot of memories! Thanks for sharing them!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:16 am:

Absolutely love Marquette!! Thanks!

By Steve (Chevysac) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:03 am:

Yes the foundations of both buildings in the alley are sandstone. They have both been in my family since my Great Grand Father had them built in the late 1880's. An interesting fact,they are totally separate buildings except for the central heating system that was added years later (orignally heated by coal stoves in the offices or in each storefront)and totally upgraded again just recently. All the windows were rebuilt with modern glass, but in traditional custom bult wooden frames to keep the historic look as they have been part of the national historic register since 1983.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:10 am:

I love old architecture! Nice to see Marquette is preserving theirs.

By Mike B. Wishin I was back in the Yoop (Mikeb) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:48 am:

How alarming that first picture must be for people unfamiliar with the U.P.

To see "Happy Fall" on a theater marquee...and 3 foot snow banks LOL

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm:

LOL! I was so busy admiring the buildings I didn't even read that sign. ;)

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 07:28 pm:

Great pictures, lots of memories, I miss her big time!

By Evelyn D. (Onceayooper2) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:10 pm:

Thanks for sharing a little bit of 'home' for me
Chad. My family lives in the Marquette area, and I
sure miss it. Great pictures! Marquette really has
some beautiful old buildings! I grew up in Calumet,
and I miss the Copper Country area as well. We just
got our first snow that is already sticking to the
ground tonight here in my current hometown of
Sheboygan WI. About 4" or more expected. We knew it
was coming, and of course no one is happy to see
its' arrival!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:14 pm:

We have a big drive ahead of us tomorrow. Should pass through or
by Marquette on our way to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter
in National Mine/Ishpeming. Huge wind blowing here in Toronto
right now. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

By Just me (Jaby) on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:18 pm:

Great photos. We have so many beautiful buildings to
admire here in our U.P. of Michigan!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 04:27 am:

I see Marquette is decked out with Christmas Lights. Good pics, 2.

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