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You didn’t miss it! Reader identifies the ornamentation on Hannah Lay Building

What downtown Traverse City building features this beautiful ornamentation?

Thanks to reader Charlene, we have our answer!:

“The building at the NE corner of Front and Union…the old Hannah & Lay Mercantile building.”

The building was erected in 1884. Its construction was covered heavily by the newspaper at the time, the Grand Traverse Herald. If you are interested in reading more about it, copies of the newspaper are available in print and microfilm at Traverse Area District Library, thanks in large part to the recent donation of archival materials made by the History Center of Traverse City.