H06-1610. Kohsel, Myra (1942-2021). Papers, 1898-2021. 1 folder.


Hope College

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Myra Kohsel was the office manager of the English Department at Hope College. The collection includes newspaper articles written by Kohsel that appeared as “Along the Waterfront,” concerning life on the waterfront area of Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan, and the North End neighborhood during the 1940s and 1950s. This neighborhood was situated near the River Avenue bridge. Topics include North End Gospel Chapel, Charles Hapeman, Augie’s Boat Livery and Bait Shop, Town Talk gas station, Von Ins’ grocery store, Madison Place, Cornelius “Case” DeWitt, city garbage dump, DeVett’s/DeVegt’s vegetable stand, Westrate’s tailor shop, Tulip Time, Community Kitchen, Hoffman’s Cumerford’s, Glatz’s, Windmill Restaurant, Warm Friend Tavern, Rathskeller, Vogue Restaurant, Hitching Post, Fabiano’s, Spudnut Shop, Kresge’s, Model Drug Store, Hansen’s, Peck’s Drug Store (now Reader’s World), Mill’s ice cream shop, Ebelink’s Florist, White’s meat market, Covered Wagon Tavern, Unema’s Shoe Shop, Effie’s Pastry Shop, Kroger store, Decker Chevrolet, Brower Furniture, Rusticus Restaurant, Van Putten’s Dry Goods Store and Grocery, etc., DeFeyter’s. (K)


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