Nisbett Block

Registered Site L0547

Nisbett Block

Daniel F. Comstock (1831-1903), a lumberman and President of Mecosta County Savings Bank began this building in 1885 to house stores, a hotel, and athe bank. When the bank failed in 1896, Comstock lost all of his assets, including the unfinished structure. In 1900 retired newspaper publisher William Nisbett (1846-1923) bought the block. He completed the massive, decorative exterior -- with its rough-cut granite, elaborate parapets, and heavy Romanesque columns -- in 1906.
photo of Nisbett Block

Erected 2009

Location: 101 South Michigan
Big Rapids, Mecosta County

Commercial Buildings

Latitude: 43.698138665, Longitude: -85.48214077

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