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Reid's Pavilion (Reid's Casino) - Niles MI

Address: Starr Ave
City: Niles
State: MI
Zip: 49120
County: Cass
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General Information:

While researching the Avalon Ballroom, which was a another dance pavilion on Barron Lake, I start noticing references to Reid's Resort and Reid's Pavilion. I first thought one was an earlier incarnation of the other but after some digging I realized they were separate and distinct. Reid's goes back to the 1920's. It included a beach, dance pavilion, cabins and other attractions. This is a region of Michigan known as Michiana, due to its close proximity to Indiana. I believe there was a small, modest pavilion built first followed by the "New Casino" which was much larger. The photos below indicate that.

The founders of this resort was the Reid family, which was huge. They ran the place for many years and hosted many of the big bands and thousands of happy guests. Eventually, the property was sold and became Kugler's Beach in the 1950's. I believe the beach was a more basic attraction, I am not sure if the pavilion survived that era. The beach ran until the 1990's and was eventually sold. The lots were converted to residential. Google Map now lists the name of the street as "Star Avenue" so the extra R was dropped at some point. They should have left the old name for historical purposes.

One last note: There was also a Reid's Resort on Thornapple Lake just east of Hastings, I will create an entry for that at some point.

Thanks to Barron Lake Association for info and photos

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Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
OLD PHOTO FROM BARRON LAKE ASSOCIATION (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1952 BLURB MENTIONING NAME CHANGE (newer photo)
1952 BLURB MENTIONING NAME CHANGE (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1979 ARTICLE ON LOTS BEING SOLD (newer photo)
1979 ARTICLE ON LOTS BEING SOLD (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1979 RETROSPECTIVE ARTICLE ON BARRONS LAKE (newer photo)
1979 RETROSPECTIVE ARTICLE ON BARRONS LAKE (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1979 ARTICLE ON LOTS BEING SOLD (newer photo)
1979 ARTICLE ON LOTS BEING SOLD (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1925 ARTICLE (newer photo)
1925 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1926 ARTICLE (newer photo)
1926 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1930 OBIT (newer photo)
1930 OBIT (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1939 AD (newer photo)
1939 AD (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1950S AERIAL SHOWING BOTH RESORTS (newer photo)
1950S AERIAL SHOWING BOTH RESORTS (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - 1955 AERIAL (newer photo)
1955 AERIAL (newer photo)
Reids Pavilion (Reids Casino) - CURRENT AERIAL (newer photo)
CURRENT AERIAL (newer photo)
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