This tavern sits lonely in Wilson, Michigan. Wilson was a railroad town established around 1872. A school was built in 1881, and a postoffice the same year, originally called Myra. It was renamed Wilson before the end of 1881.
At it's peak around World War I it had about 500 residents and numerous establishments. The unincorporated community is pretty much a ghost town now after the rail station closed in 1950.
At the old Tavern, you can still see the outlines of signs that used to be toward the top of the building that said "Bar" and "Gas". Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2014