Bay View

Also known as: Bay View Association
NE of Petoskey on US 31, Petoskey, Michigan



One of the finest remaining examples of two uniquely American community forms, the Methodist Camp Meeting and the independent Chautauqua. Designed for the first purpose in 1876 as the country's only romantically planned campground, and adapted for the second from 1885 to 1915, Bay View is a major monument of American religious, cultural, social and educational ideals embodied in an artistically shaped community plan with 437 contributing buildings. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 23, 1987

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1972
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Victorian; Other architectural type; Victorian Cottage
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Education; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Resort
Current functions
Single dwelling; Resort
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1876; 1886
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 440
Contributing structures: 1