Carolyn Rentz McLeod writes: This was (originally) Dr. Pennington’s medical office. My father Charles Rentz opened a small store in this building in the early 50’s and it was the only store left in Howell after the turpentine commissary closed. He kept it opened until the late 50’s. Have so many memories of joys and sorrows in this building.
This was the Masonic lodge for the Howell community for many years. I believe it may have also been a commissary.