The Peninsula Building

Registered Site L1000

The Peninsula Building

Originally designed for the Peninsula Restaurant, this three-story brick structure was build by Nicholas Baumann in 1874. The elegant ethnic restaurant gave way to the Franklin and Folz clothing store in 1884. After Franklin and Folz moved in 1924, the building housed a succession of businesses including a stove company, a department store, a book bindery and a hotel. It became the headquarters for the W.R. Biggs / Gilmore Agency in 1973. Severly damaged by a 1980 tornado, the building was completely rehabilitated in 1980-81.
photo of The Peninsula Building

Erected 1984

Location: 111 Portage Street
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

Commercial Buildings

Latitude: 42.2914174, Longitude: -85.5817687

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