Kaleva Bottle House Museum

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Address:
14551 Wuoksi Avenue, Kaleva, MI, United States
Description:

ARCHITECT: John Makinen
CONSTRUCTED: 1941



The Kaleva Bottle House is always a popular tourist attraction and is included in the National Historic Register and Ripley’s Believe Ir or Not. Built by John Makinen in 1941 out of 60,000 bottles from the local bottling factory, today it houses an historical museum with many unique showrooms and artifacts of the Kaleva area.

One of the most noteable collections on display is the Makinen Tackle Collection. The Makinen Tackle Collection was purchased by the village of Kaleva in 2008 from a collector in Wisconsin. Bill Gregory had assembled an example of every piece that had been made at the Makinen Tackle Factory in Kaleva during the 1950s and 1960s.

 

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