Recollections Fashion Show at the Centennial Building

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Civil War, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Hats, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Recollections Fashion Show Recap The Lake Huron Discovery Tour 2015 has come and gone, but the Recollections fashion show at the Centennial Building in Alpena continues to live in the memories of those who joined us on October 10 for the festivities. The day started early for Recollections, with the models from the show prepped [...]

The Centennial Building; Alpena, Michigan: Part 4

By | October 9th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3   Second Floor - Rooms to Rent and the Odd Fellows Banquet Facility   We've gotten some background information, visited the first floor and the basement. Next, we headed for the second floor. A massive stair case leads directly to the third floor, [...]

The Centennial Building; Alpena, Michigan: Part 3

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4   First Floor - Retail Space and Offices   Once I was brought up to speed on the early history of the Centennial Building, Mike and Kate took me on a tour of the building. I was about to embark on a trip back [...]

The Centennial Building; Alpena, Michigan: Part 2

By | October 6th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Donna Klein   Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4   Meet Mike and Kate Phillips, Co-owners of the Centennial Building   After speaking with Mike Phillips, co-owner of the Centennial Building in Alpena, Michigan, I was more excited than ever at the prospect of exploring the inside of this 1876 architectural celebration of the [...]

The Centennial Building: Alpena, Michigan – Part 1

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Donna Klein   Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4   An Introduction to the Centennial Building - Local Landmark for 139 Years   I am an explorer, so one of the first things we did when we moved to Northeast Michigan ten years ago was to visit Alpena. As we drove through downtown Alpena [...]