Historical Photo: 01/06/2020

Did you know the current Park Place Hotel was not the original Park Place Hotel to occupy the same location? This is a circa-1900 image of the original hotel, which opened as The Campbell House in 1873. Hannah and Lay Co. purchased the property in 1879 and changed the name to The Park Place. The current building opened in 1930. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments. This historical photo and those printed in the following nine weeks are part of a series of plaques titled “Then & Now,” developed by TAHS, TADL and the Traverse City Arts Commission Public Art Fund with funding from the Downtown Traverse City Foundation.