Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-006_u.jpg

    This postcard is labeled, "National Bank and Lincoln Hotel - Mill & Grand River, Brighton, MI" and is dated September 3, 1925.
  • HCDL-gn-Teeple-N015A_u.jpg

    This photograph appeared in the August 28, 1963 issue of the Livingston County Press, and was originally published February 13, 1935.  Thomas Cotter  found a copy of this photograph in 1935 while going through the effects of his late mother, Mrs. Emma Watkins.  Mrs. Watkins died in 1934, and lived for many years on Fowler Street.  The photograph was said to have been made by photographer, W. E. Cleave  and older persons in the community estimated it was made sometime between 1865 and 1870. The photograph was later taken by Ed Beach and Wilbur Johnson to L. Nelson to be enlarged. 

     The view is from the top of Union School and is looking north towards the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue (Division Street).  The exact year is unknown.

    A full description of the buildings in this picture are included in the  1935 Article.  The buildings include a hotel,  bank, dry goods store, grocery, print shop, Masonic Hall, barber shop, and in the distance three buildings on what was then the Bowers farm.

    W.E. Cleave photo  (in  library use only)

    Tale of Progress Told by Picture February 1935 article  (in library use only)

  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0076_u.jpg

    This image was included on the First National Bank Calendar, 6-1996.

    The caption on the calendar reads, "The Oak Grove Hotel, pictured, in 1910, was located on the north side of street, east of the General Store. 

    The name of the street was "Faucett Road".  

    Names of person in photo: unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-F003-01-0032_u.jpg

    A photo of the Hotel Livingston on fire. A chimney in the building set fire to the dining room celing. There was little damage done to the building by the time firefighters were able to extinguish it. 
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0007_u.jpg

    This postcard is labeled, "National Bank and Lincoln Hotel - Mill & Grand River, Brighton, MI" and is dated September 3, 1925.

    The Lincoln Hotel became The Canopy, and was constructed in Brighton in the 1920's.
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0008_u.jpg

    This postcard is labeled, "National Bank and Lincoln Hotel - Mill & Grand River, Brighton, MI" .  This later became the site of the Canopy Restaurant.

    It is dated September 3, 1925.
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0009_u.jpg

    This photograph contains two images of the Brighton House, and was described in the book, "Old Brighton Village", 1974.

    According to the editors of the "Old Brighton Village", The Brighton House was located on Main Street, east, at the intersection of Grand River Avenue.  Around 1900, the hotel was known for Nanny Stuhrberg's German Pancakes and noodle soup.

    By 1919, the name of the Brighton House had changed to the Eastern House (when the Western House was built).   There is a sign above the man on the left stating, "Lansing, 48 miles, and Detroit, 40 miles".
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0012_u.jpg

    The Lincoln Hotel, constructed in the 1920's, became the Graham Hotel by 1932.   It had been renamed again by 1955, as "Monks Hotel".  It was owned by Ralph Monks.  He later sold the hotel to his partners, who maintained a restaurant, renamed, "The Canopy".

    The Waitresses in the photograph are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0013_u.jpg

    This is an image of the Western House in 1905.   This hotel was located in Brighton, Michigan near the railroad and depended on the passengers for business.
  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-0024_u.jpg

    This is an image of Grand River Avenue, with the Eastern House, originally the Brighton House, on the right.  The owners, the Sturhbergs, changed the name when the Western House was built.  The Eastern House in  Brighton, Michigan was a stage stop between Lansing and Detroit.   It was built in 1846; it burned down in January 1926
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