The Park Place Hotel: The History of a Downtown Icon
Colored postcard image of the front of the historic Park Place Hotel, the ten story structure pictured here was completed in 1930. Creator has taken liberties with the location of the streets surrounding the hotel. _____________________________________________________ The Park Place has survived the Great Depression, bankruptcy, and growing competition to maintain its place at the center of all that is Traverse City. Presenter Peg Poeschl Siciliano has a Masters Degree in American History with a Specialty in Archives from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She has lived in Traverse City for over thirty years, raised three sons, and held positions at several area local history organizations. She currently works at TCAPS as an English Language Learner Assistant, writes historical articles for the Record Eagle, and sits on the Board of the Traverse Area Historical Society.
The program is open to the public, and free of charge. Donations are encouraged, however, to assist in the society's continuing maintenance of several historic sites on the Old Mission Peninsula. For more information, visit the group's web site: omphistoricalsociety.org, or telephone 231-947-0947.
EVENTS DOUGHERTY HOUSE RESTORATION SALE
Fri, Sep 7, 9:00 AM - Sat, Sep 8, 9:00 AM At the Dougherty House, located at 18459 Mission Road, TC 49686 Don't miss this one! Selling lots of antiques primitives collectibles etc. Many of these items are being sold because they do not fit the time period for the Dougherty house setting or are duplicates. Items collected and donated over the years. Includes Victorian couches dressers, chairs tables etc. navy uniforms, usaaf pilots summer hat, lamps, large cream separator , coffee grinder, metal milk bottle carrier, iron ware, griswald, trunks, gas light fixtures, Victorian highchair/ stroller combination, organ stools, two organs not working, andirons, vintage tools. many odds and ends.
Founded in 1992 by a core group of citizens concerned about saving the Hessler Log House, the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society continues to work toward fulfilling its mission of preserving historical structures and keeping alive the history of the region.
We joined Peninsula Township and the Dougherty Society to raise the money necessary to purchase, and renovate, the Peter Dougherty Mission and its fifteen acre site. Dougherty founded the mission that gives the Old Mission Peninsula its name. Now, almost fully renovated, the house and programs will soon be open to the public.
The Mission Point Lighthouse Friends was formed in 2015 to promote the educational, archival and restoration support to the Mission Point Lighthouse. Many members of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society are active in the Friends. The replica of the Log Church of the Dougherty mission near the Old Mission General Store has exhibits our historical society is currently updating.
With the Hessler Log House, the Dougherty Homestead, the Mission Point Light House, and the Log Church serve as visible reminders of the rich history of this area.
Please explore our site, read our newsletters, and other material, and consider joining us. We meet at 7:00 on the first Thursday, September through May, in the old Town Hall, 13235 Center Road, Each meeting features aprogram on some topic of local history. Don't forget Log Cabin Day, the last Sunday in June at Lighthouse Park.
For information about the Historical Society or the Website, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org