Traverse City Michigan
Grand Traverse County

There are in the county of Grand Traverse now thirteen organized townships, as follows: Acme, Blair, East Bay, Fife Lake, Garfield, Grant, Green Lake, Long Lake, Mayfield, Paradise, Peninsula, Union and Whitewater. As has already been mentioned, when Grand Traverse county was organized what is now the present county was embraced in two organized townships: Peninsula, which embraced all of the peninsula lying between the east and west arms of Grand Traverse bay, and Traverse, which took in, besides other territory, all of the rest of the present county. As the county settled up other townships were organized until the township of Traverse became reduced so as to embrace only the following described territory: All of fractional sectons 1, 2 and 3; the cast half of fractional section 4 and the southeast fractional quarter of the northwest fractional quarter of section 4; the east half of fractional section 9; all of fractional sections 10, 11 and 12, all in township 27 north, of range 11 west; also lot 1 and lot 2 in section 6 in township 27 north of range 10 west. By act of the legislature approved May 18, 1895, all of this territory was organized into the city of Traverse City, thus wiping out the organized township of Traverse entirely.
(Sprague's history of Grand Traverse and Leelanaw counties, Michigan edited and compiled by Elvin L. Sprague and Mrs. George N. Smith 1903)


Traverse City, MI (View from the New Park Place Hotel) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (City Library) (1909) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Court House & Jail) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Court House) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Traverse City State Bank) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (The State Bank) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (First National Bank 1917) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Apple & Produce Show
Held at the Traverse City State Bank, November 9-16, 1912)
Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Traverse City State Bank Apple Show, November 3rd to 15th, 1913)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (First National Bank) (1908) Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (The Frederick Tower on the Peninsula) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Indian Trail Lodge) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Sunset Log Cabins) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (James Decker Munson Hospital) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (James Decker Munson Hospital) (1950s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Grand Traverse Hospital) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Hotel Ne-ah-ta-wanta on Traverse Bay) (1910)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (American Legion Bowen Holiday Post (1940s)
Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (M. & N. E. Depot) (1909 - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City MI - Dreamland Theatre 1923 - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Michigan Theatre) (1949) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (State Theatre) (1952) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Looking East) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Front Street Looking West) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (West Eighth Street) (1911) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Road to Kezis Mokesa) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Park Place Hotel) (1910) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Park Place Hotel) (1930s) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Sleeping Bear, Sand Dunes, Northwest of Traverse City) (1910s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (The Dog House Restaurant, 408 S. Union Street) (1950s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Pine Haven, J. F. Arkenberg, proprietor) (1950s)
- Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Fire Department) (1916) - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City, MI (Steinberg's Grand Opera House) (1906) (Built in 1891) - Contributed by Paul Petosky
The erection of this building was commenced in 1891 and was completed the following year. It occupies the second and third stories of a very fine brick block on the north side of Front street, and is fitted up and finished in the most modern and convenient style. It is in fact a most beautiful and tasty structure. Its seating capacity is between seven and eight hundred. (Source: Sprague's history of Grand Traverse and Leelanaw counties, Michigan edited and compiled by Elvin L. Sprague and Mrs. George N. Smith 1903)


Traverse City Opera Hotel 1909 - Contributed by Paul Petosky



Traverse City - Palace Ice Cream 1911 - - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City Fashbaughs Pavillion - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City Speed Boat Race 1915 - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City MI - Whiting Hotel 1910 - Contributed by Paul Petosky




Traverse City MI - Front Street 1912 - Contributed by Paul Petosky