Building History


The River Crossing Center building has undergone a transformation, with the effort of returning it back to some of its past.

There was a wooden structure built on the corner of Main and Ferry around 1843. In 1908 the wooden building was removed and the present brick structure was constructed.

We restored most of the original tin ceiling as possible, and installed oak doors with glass transoms fitting of the era.

The old glass storefronts were re-created, and the corner entry was returned to the original construction details of 1908.

Joins us by hosting your event at River Crossing Center, and step back in time.

Civil War links


  • The River Crossing Center building was constructed at Main and Ferry St., Berrien Springs, Michigan.
  • The first production Model T Ford was assembled at the Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on October 1, 1908.
  • The United States FBI was organized.
  • Glenn Hammond Curtiss who was well known in the aviation field by 1908, won the first American award, the Scientific American Trophy, for an airplane flight when he flew the 'June Bug' 5090 ft (1552m) in 1 min 42.5 sec on July 4, 1908.
  • AT&T lobbies for a unified phone system in the United States (of course using their system).
  • On February 1, 1908, King Carlos I of Portugal and his eldest son, Luis Filipe, are assassinated by revolutionaries while riding in an open carriage through the streets of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital.
  • Additional events in 1908.

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