Chester Motel (Econolodge) - Coldwater MI 

Address: 180 E Chicago Rd
City: Coldwater
State: MI
Zip: 49036
County: Branch
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General Information:

This place was quite nice when it opened in the late 1940's. The owners were Chester and Fay Allemier who passed away in 1998 and 1996 respectively. They were acquaintances of John and Mary Magocs, who owned the Capri Drive-In about 1/3 mile down the street.

In the early days it included a restaurant, which the owner would lease to others as the classified ads below indicate. You can see on the 1955 aerial photo below the structures of what seem to be the gas station and restaurant in front of the place as depicted in the color postcard. Those were later torn down by the 1970's.

Eventually the place changed hands over they years. It operated as the Coach Lite Manor, Best Western, then became part of the Econo Lodge Chain. It fell into disrepair and operated as a Rodeway Inn until it burned in 2015. Toward the end it was known for drug activity and petty crime. It was razed and now sits as an empty lot.

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Chester Motel (Econolodge) - OLD POSTCARD SHOTS (newer photo)
OLD POSTCARD SHOTS (newer photo)
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - OLD POSTCARD SHOTS
OLD POSTCARD SHOTS
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - OLD POSTCARD SHOTS
OLD POSTCARD SHOTS
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - OLD POSTCARD SHOTS
OLD POSTCARD SHOTS
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1963 AERIAL PHOTO WITH INFORMATION ON MOTEL
1963 AERIAL PHOTO WITH INFORMATION ON MOTEL
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1983 PHOTO AS ECONOLODGE
1983 PHOTO AS ECONOLODGE
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1955 AERIAL
1955 AERIAL
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 2009 AS ECONOLODGE
2009 AS ECONOLODGE
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 2013 AS COLDWATER INN
2013 AS COLDWATER INN
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 2022 NOW AN EMPTY LOT
2022 NOW AN EMPTY LOT
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - AS RODEWAY INN
AS RODEWAY INN
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - AS RODEWAY INN
AS RODEWAY INN
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - AS RODEWAY INN
AS RODEWAY INN
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - S-L1655500
S-L1655500
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1950 NEED COFFEE SHOP MANAGER
1950 NEED COFFEE SHOP MANAGER
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1951 FOR SALE
1951 FOR SALE
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1953 AD FOR RESTAURANT MGR
1953 AD FOR RESTAURANT MGR
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1955 AUTO WRECK OUT FRONT
1955 AUTO WRECK OUT FRONT
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1964 ARTICLE ON LOAN
1964 ARTICLE ON LOAN
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1970 COLDWATER HIGH YEARBOOK MENTION
1970 COLDWATER HIGH YEARBOOK MENTION
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1976 ROBBERY
1976 ROBBERY
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1985 AD
1985 AD
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 2001 MENTION
2001 MENTION
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 2017 OBIT OF OWNER
2017 OBIT OF OWNER
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - AUG 1975 PURCHASE (newer photo)
AUG 1975 PURCHASE (newer photo)
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - JAN 1976 ROBBERY (newer photo)
JAN 1976 ROBBERY (newer photo)
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1996 OBIT FOR OWNER
1996 OBIT FOR OWNER
Chester Motel (Econolodge) - 1998 OBIT FOR OWNER
1998 OBIT FOR OWNER
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