On US-10 between Reed City and Baldwin is the small town of Chase. In the center of town is this old concrete store. No, I don’t mean that they sell concrete, but that it is made from poured concrete. I took this photo a while ago and did not think much about it. One day while I was doing some research, I came across an old photo of a building that looked familiar.
I thought to myself ” Hey, that’s the old antique store in Chase ” If you look at the photo it looks like there are forms for concrete, and the building is built in layers, like onions and ogres. The town is not far from the historic ghost town of Marlborough which makes sense as to why the building would have been made from concrete. You can read about Marlborough HERE Chase was a booming lumber town and was almost the county seat but it lost out to Baldwin. Now it’s just a sleepy little community that people drive through on the way to where ever it is they are going. Next time you drive past this old building maybe you will remember the people who built it a century ago, and the towns that used to be.
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