Hiawatha Sportsman's Club 1931 Maintenance Building and Commissary

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Hiawatha Sportsman's Club 1931 Maintenance Building and Commissary
Hiawatha Sportsman's Club 1931 Maintenance Building and Commissary is located in Michigan
Hiawatha Sportsman's Club 1931 Maintenance Building and Commissary
Nearest city Millecoquins, Michigan
Coordinates 46°8′48″N 85°30′17″W / 46.14667°N 85.50472°W / 46.14667; -85.50472Coordinates: 46°8′48″N 85°30′17″W / 46.14667°N 85.50472°W / 46.14667; -85.50472
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 11000865[1]
Added to NRHP November 30, 2011

The Hiawatha Sportsman's Club 1931 Maintenance Building and Commissary are two recreational buildings located on Lake Boulevard, on the grounds of the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club, near Millecoquins, Michigan. The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1] They are about two miles (3.2 km) from the Manitou Lodge, also on the grounds of the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club and listed on the National Register at the same time.[2]

History[edit]

In the 1920s, Dr. William E. McNamara of Lansing, Michigan purchased 32,000 acres (13,000 ha) of land in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.[3] In 1927, McNamara organized the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club for the purpose of hunting, fishing, and relaxing in a relatively unspoiled environment.[4]

In the late 1920s, the population of Engadine, Michigan, was dwindling due to the descriction of the main industry in town.[5] In 1931, the club purchased an empty Engadine store and moved it onto the club property to serve as a commissary.[4] The first two commisary managers went on to found grocery stores in nearby towns: Joseph Patrick Rahilly in Newberry, Michigan, and Emmet Joseph Vallier in Naubinway, Michigan. The commissary is currently used by the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Art Group for painting.[5]

Also in 1931, the club constructed a clapboard-covered frame structure nearby to use as a maintenance building. The building served as the maintenance center for the club until 1946; it was used for storage until the mid-1970s.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/28/11 through 12/02/11". National Park Service. December 9, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "State Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting" (PDF). Michigan State Housing Development Authority. September 16, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Manitou Lodge". Historic Sites Online. Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Lodge, Commissary and Maintenance Building Nominated to National Register of Historic Places". The Evening News (Sault Ste. Marie, MI). September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Petrides, Mary (March 22, 1012). "Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Buildings Earn Listing on National Historic Register". St. Ignace News. 

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