Elsie, Michigan around 1910

Main Street in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan


The next few photos show views of the main street in Elsie in the early 1900s as well as today. You may click on the thumbnail images of each photo to see a larger version.

Stores along Main Street Stores on Main street in Elsie, Michigan about 1902.
Stores on Main Street Stores on Main street in Elsie, Michigan about 1910.
Main Street in winter Main Street in Elsie, Michigan in winter, about 1905.
Main Street Main Street in Elsie, Michigan about 1905.
Main Street Main Street in Elsie, Michigan about 1906.
Bird's eye view of Elsie. A bird's eye view of Elsie, Michigan in winter around 1909.
Bird's eye view of Elsie. Another bird's eye view of Elsie, Michigain in winter.
Brainard's grocery store Brainard's grocery store on Main street about 1910. Photo by Sheldon Wight.
Main street in Elsie Michigan A busy day on Main street about 1910. Photo by Sheldon Wight.
Main Street Main street in Elsie, Michigan about 1910.
Main Street Main Street in Elsie, Michigan about 1910. Looks like everyone was showing off their automobiles.
Main Street Main Street in Elsie, Michigan about 1910. Grand Rapids Board of Trade meeting in Elsie, Michigan about 1910. Photo by Sheldon Wight.
Main street around 1910. Main street around 1911.
Main Street Main Street in Elsie, Michigan about 1911. Colorized version of the previous photo.
Main Street today. South side of Main Street in Elsie, Michigan in September, 2002. Many of the old buildings remain recognizable.
Main Street today. North side of Main Street in Elsie, Michigan in September, 2002.
Looking north on Ovid Street. Ovid Street in Elsie, Michigan around 1910. Ovid Street leads, appropriately enough, to the neighboring town of Ovid.
Aerial daredevil An aerial daredevil leaps from a tower into a vat of water (I assume). Probably taken by W. W. Wooll around 1906. He shot the photo from the hotel balcony.
Trapeze artist A trapeze artist performs on Main street in Elsie.
Dancing Bears Dancing bears on Main Street in Elsie. Around 1911.
Northside Restaurant A view of the Northside Restaurant in Elsie about 1905. I don't know the people in the photo.
Elsie Tavern Elsie's first tavern opened in 1856. Since most of my relatives were prohibitionists, I don't know if they ever frequented the tavern.
Murray Tavern Murray Tavern and Hotel around 1909. A. N. Sowersby was the proprietor. Photo by Sheldon Wight.
Murray Tavern Murray Tavern and Hotel around 1910. A. N. Sowersby was the proprietor. Photo by Pesha.
Homes on Pine Street Homes along Pine Street in Elsie, around 1910.
Home in Elsie with horse-and-buggy.  Around 1911. Home in Elsie with horse-and-buggy. Around 1911.
Man in Elsie with horse-and-buggy.  Around 1912. Man in Elsie with horse-and-buggy. Around 1912. May be Lettis Miller who wrote a note to his mother on the back of the photo.
Maynard Home on Pine Street in Elsie.  Around 1910. Maynard Home on Pine Street in Elsie. Around 1910. The Maynards intermarried with my Tillotson relatives. See Hattie Corlista Tillotson and Levi Arthur Maynard for more details.
Elsie homes flooded This photo shows a bad flood in Elsie on March 27, 1913. There appears to be at least a couple of feet of water on the ground.


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