Historic Birch Lodge

Historic Birch Lodge
Historic Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Old Postcards of Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI

Print Friendly and PDF Birch Lodge ca 1912, Trout Lake, MI
Early Photo Birch Lodge, Trout Lk, MI

Over the years Bill has collected old postcards of Trout Lake, MI, and it's surrounding area. Birch Lodge, of course, was always his favorite. Having the lodge now, these are a great source to see how it was originally, and observe the changes through the years. The oldest one (top) dates from about 1912, shows Birch Lodge newly completed.

The porch was originally two full stories tall. You can see by the snow up on top, that it was not a good idea, and it wasn't too long before the porch was one story tall. If you look closely at the card with the man on the porch, you can see the towering pine trees out in front of Birch Lodge as very small trees.
Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI ca 1930's

Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI Porch
We enjoy old photos of people enjoying the area. My personal favorites are these two: the early Model A? touring car coming out the gate and a fun shot of folks hitting the beach!

Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI enjoying the beach title=

Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI Model A at the Gate

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a project!! The views are breath taking and the funiture is beautiful to say the least. Tim and I plan on trying to get away for a few days this summer we hope to swing up your way if you are ready for visitors by then! Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy those beautiful views!! Holly