I started this website back in 2013 and one of the earliest posts I did was for this old Victorian brick house in St. Louis. I could not get a very good photo of it back then because it was surrounded by enormous trees. The house has sat dormant for several years and was in
This grand old castle in Grand Rapids was designed by local architect William G. Robinson, this castle-like edifice was constructed in 1884-86 for Colonel E. Crofton Fox and his brother Charles. Built of granite block imported from Scotland, this house is a fine example of Chateauesque Style architecture. A Heritage Hill landmark, this house features
I was traveling through beautiful downtown Onaway when I saw this strange looking building with the double-decker wrap around porch. I can only assume it was a motel or something back in the day but I am not sure. It looks as if it is not being used since the snow around it is undisturbed.
This old brick church stands among the farm fields between Freeland and Bay City. A few modern houses and this old church are all that stand in the area of the old town of Amelith. Frederick Koch purchased two thousand acres of the former Saginaw Bay Chippewa Reserve at $1.25 an acre. In 1851 the
If you have followed my posts for a while ( Thank you ) you know I can’t help but make stupid dam puns. I was passing through Glennie and I had to take a quick trip over to the Alcona Dam a few miles away. The dam was originally named for a nearby road called
I came across this cute little building somewhere west of Alba. I am not sure what it was (or is) but I am calling it the love shack. I figured today is the perfect day for me to post this pic. This is the part where I am supposed to write something profound and deep
When I say the name Hollywood most people think of the giant sign on the side of the mountain in California. But did you know there was a town called Hollywood in Michigan? The town was a few miles south of St Joeseph and given a post office in 1888. I could not find out
While doing research for Lost In Michigan I come across some strange and interesting stories. I stumbled upon the strange shipwreck and salvage of the J. Oswald Boyd. The 255 foot long steamer was transporting almost a million gallons of gasoline around the Great Lakes. During a winter storm in November of 1936, the steamer
I have driven past this old building on M-25 east of Bay City several times. It looks like an old school but I have never been able to find any information about it. It looks to be a lot larger than just one room but it looks as if it has closed many years ago.
I was traveling down the backroads from Dundee to Adrian when I came across this old building. It looks like it was a store, saloon, hotel or something. It was on Holloway road so I can only assume it is or was the town of Holloway. The town sprang up along the railroad tracks that