Vol XIX – #156 – Fred Pretrosky Remembered

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Vol XIX – #157 - Droned Up North

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There was a show at the Old Art Building today celebrating the work of Fred Petrosky, one of our favorite painters who passed away last year. He loved to paint local characters, my Dad being one of them. 

The building below on Center Hwy between Suttons Bay and Traverse City is marked as a historic site, but I’m not exactly sure what it was and I can’t find it on the Leelanau Country list of historic places. A town hall if I remember correctly? What town?

On a side note, all our boats are now put away for the winter. Summer is now over.

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The clouds to the East at Sunset were very nice. 

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Judy in Grand Blanc
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Judy in Grand Blanc

Great pics!

Earlene Hill
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Earlene Hill

I asked a descendant of the original Ruby Ellen Farm owners just down the road and here is the response:

“This served as the first schoolhouse for Bingham area kids and also was the first town hall/meeting place.

It is now in private ownership and they are maintaining its integrity. It is not used for anything other than storage, though they had a garage sale there this past summer, and another one about seven years ago.

It is a lovely little building and I hope it will continue to be preserved.”

Dick, in Rankin
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Dick, in Rankin

Possibly a rural school?