Petoskey is one of the premier shopping districts in northern Michigan. Halfway between Mackinac Island and Traverse City, here you can find fashion, gifts, dining, ice cream,
J.C. Penney Co.
One of the last remaining downtown department stores.
Wright Cycle Co.
Wright brothers historian Dave Russell originally from Oakwood, Ohio, where the Wright brothers lived. Russell opened his Wright Cycle Co. building to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Wright brothers first flight, Dec. 17, 1903.
Petoskey Downtown Offices
Bloom Flower Shop
American Spoon Gelato Cafe
High Five Spirits
First Kilwin’s location, though it appears to have gone through some renovations.
Wolverine Cabinet Co.
Blade sign creates visual interest for pedestrians.
Vintage neon sign. Important to preserve as a character defining feature.
Slanted awning with open ends.
Interesting use of tile to bring the brand colors out on to the street.
J.W. Shorter & Son Mercantile
Symons General Store
Chatham House Interiors
City Park Grill
The Annex, managed by the Fochtman family, was popular during Hemingway’s time. Historically a saloon and billiard hall, it legally sold only soft drinks during Prohibition but also, probably, alcohol. Hemingway is reported to have enjoyed playing billiards here and watching the bare-knuckle boxing matches in the nearby park. The Annex likely served as inspiration for the saloon in Hemingway’s story, “A Man of the World.”