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Property Name IOOF Centennial Building
Reference Number 15000944
State Michigan
County Alpena
Town Alpena
Street Address 150 E. Chisholm Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/29/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture, Social History
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000944.pdf
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Situated at the confluence of the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron, Alpena has a history closely connected to its shoreline setting. This environment also determined the city's initial layout and development, as growth extended along both banks of the river back from the lakeshore. The city's primary early commercial thoroughfares were Chisholm Street and Washington Avenue, today's US-23 and M-32, respectively. While the main business street gradually shifted to Second Street, the Centennial Building at the intersection of Chisholm, Washington and First remained an important site in downtown Alpena commercial and social life.

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