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Campbell House (hotel)
Built in 1868, on the cor. of Water and Third streets, by George Campbell.

1875 - History of Bay City, Michigan – Added Nov., 2010.

Page 37.

Bay City is comfortably provided with hotels, both as to number and quality. The Fraser House, a four-story brick, heads the list as the leading first-class house in the city. Its apartments are commodious and handsomely furnished, and its fair is of the best. The Campbell House comes next, a convenient three-story brick building, with a good number of well-appointed rooms, and everything in good style.

1883 - History of Bay County, Michigan – Added Nov., 2010.

Page 97.

Mr. C. W. Gibson came to Bay City from Grand Blanc and opened a private bank, in a small room, in the Union House building, which was a frame structure and stood where the Campbell House now stands on Water Street.

Page 129.

F. A. Schlieper, of the firm of F. A. Schlieper & Co., druggist, 402 Center Street, succeeded C. C. Whitney & Co., in May, 1881. Mr. Schlieper came to Bay City from Vassar, Tuscola Co., in 1876, and in the Spring of 1881 went into business as above stated. His family consists of a wife and one child. Mrs. Schlieper is a daughter of Mr. Jay, proprietor of the Campbell House.

Page 137. (George Campbell)

In 1867 he commenced building the “Campbell House,” which was opened to the public in 1868. He remained proprietor of the house until 1878, part of the time running it himself. It has since passed into other hands.

1896 - Michigan Pioneer Society Collections, Vol. 26. - Added Nov., 2010.

Page 27. (Harry Holmes)

He first worked as foreman for a large contracting firm which had made several contracts in Bay City, erecting the Campbell House and other large brick blocks.

1914 - The Book of Detroiters - Added Nov., 2010.

Page 546. (Harry J. Zeese)

Began active career as a bellboy at Campbell House, Bay City, Mich., 1889, continuing until 1891.

1917 - The Horseless Age, Vol. 41.

Page 50. (J. Elmer Pratt)

He became a lumberman, then a clerk in the Campbell House at Bay City.

Additional Notes.

  • 1867 - Charles Herman Franz was on superintendent of building the Campbell House. [History of Mich., Vol. 2 (1915)]

    1881 – Directory: Bay City, Mich. (Campbell House Employees)

  • Campbell House – C A Jay Propr., cor 3d and Water.
  • Cavanaugh, Carrie - waitress
  • Douglas, James - saloon
  • Free, Lens - cook
  • Hewitt, Mary – waitress
  • Jackson, Mrs. Mary – domestic
  • Jay, Adrian – clerk
  • Jay, Charles A. - Propr.
  • Jennerson, A. H. - clerk
  • Hallingan, Frances - domestic
  • Mayberry, Margaret – domestic
  • McKinnon, Margaret – cook
  • Page, Bessie - domestic
  • Pratt, J. E. - yardman
  • Smith, Lydia – domestic
  • Williams, Arthur - bellboy

    1893 – Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • New Campbell The, J. G. Buschanan Propr., N. Water s e cor 3d.

    1915 - Michigan Alumnus, Vol 9.

  • On March 9the, the Michigan alumni of Bay City and West Bay City, held a meeting at the New Campbell House, and completed the organization of new local association. Pics – 1pi/bldgs/ campbell-house.jpg Pic ad Marble House Restaurant in temp file. Links: writings/campbell-george writings/buchanan-john-g writings/frantz-charles-h-2 writings/holmes-harry-bio
Related Notes & Pages

Campbell House

Related Links:
Buchanan, John G.
Campbell, George
Frantz, Charles H.
People Referenced
Buschanan, J.G.
Campbell, George
Cavanaugh, Carrie
Douglas, James
Frantz, Charles H.
Free, Lens
Gibson, C.W.
Hewitt, Mary
Jackson, Mary Mrs.
Jay, Adrian
Jay, Charles A.
Jennerson, A.H.
Halligan, Frances
Holmes, Harry
Mayberry, Margaret
McKinnon, Margaret
Page, Bessie
Pratt, J.Elmer
Schlieper, F.A.
Smith, Lydia
Williams, Arhtur
Zeese, Harry J
Subjects Reference
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Campbell House
C.C. Whitney & Co.
Fraser House
Michigan Allumi
Grand Blanc, MI
Saginaw Co., MI
Tuscola Co., MI
Vassar, MI
West Bay City, MI
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