Nightingale Dance Hall at Badwater Institution
Dickinson County Library Subject
Dance halls Item Number
Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3 Description
Photograph of Claude Parmelee's dance hall, The Nightingale, which opened on May 15, 1925 at Badwater. The 146 by 80 foot structure was constructed in the Spanish style of architecture and had a dance floor 96 by 80 feet. There was also a mezzanine 36 by 80 feet which was used for private parties and serving lunches. The building was remodeled and additions were made several times.