Gem Motel - Albion MI 

Address: 1615 W Michigan Ave
City: Albion
State: MI
Zip: 49224
County: Calhoun
Number of visits to this page: 267
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General Information:

The old Gem Motel was owned and operated by Glenn and Ethel Mills from its opening in 1956 to 1985. I would guess the name "Gem" was derived from the initials of their first names and their last name. It sat almost directly across the street from the old Star Lite Motel and Cafe (see link on this page). The motel was operating as late as 2001 as a mention in the newspaper confirms.

Given the brick construction and position of the building, it appears the storage locker business that occupies the site (as of 2022) is using at least the shell structure of the old motel building. Sometimes its better for the permitting process to use the original building as the basis for the new so you can get "grandfathered in" as far as the building inspector is concerned.

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Gem Motel - 1980S Aerial View
1980S Aerial View
Gem Motel - 2008 Photo - Sign Still There
2008 Photo - Sign Still There
Gem Motel - 2018 Street View
2018 Street View
Gem Motel - Nov 25 2022
Nov 25 2022
Gem Motel - Nov 25 2022
Nov 25 2022
Gem Motel - 1963 Article On Break-On
1963 Article On Break-On
Gem Motel - 1969 Former Operator Passes Away
1969 Former Operator Passes Away
Gem Motel - 1992 Former Operator Passes Away
1992 Former Operator Passes Away
Gem Motel - 2001 Ad
2001 Ad
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