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Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - Lansing MI

Address: 3216 W Main St
City: Lansing
State: MI
Zip: 48917
County: Ingham
Number of visits to this page: 202
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General Information:

This motel goes back to 1949 when it was opened and operated by James Burke, a local Lansing-area businessman. He was elected president of the Michigan Motor Court Association in 1954. By 1958, it appeared the contents of the place were being auctioned off. I am not sure if it changed hands or they were looking to remodel. There was a renovation by 1974 with an announcement that rooms could be rented monthly.

That is a common transition these old motels undergo, from vacationers to locals looking for housing. There was a small fire in 1988. It seems a second building of a similar size was added in the 1980's also, directly next door. I assume that was part of the Burkewood also. The transformation to housing was made permanent when the motel closed and Homeless Angels took the place over. I am not sure of the current status but it seems the building still stands.

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Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - Old Postcard
Old Postcard
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - Old Postcard
Old Postcard
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - Old Postcard
Old Postcard
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - Old Postcard
Old Postcard
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 2011 Street View
2011 Street View
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - From Website
From Website
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - From Website
From Website
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 1949 Opening Announcement
1949 Opening Announcement
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 1955 Aerial
1955 Aerial
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 1955 Meeting With Burke
1955 Meeting With Burke
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 1959 - Quiet Lady Needed To Clean Ha Ha Ha
1959 - Quiet Lady Needed To Clean Ha Ha Ha
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 1974 Renovation
1974 Renovation
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - 1988 Fire
1988 Fire
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - June 1954 Article On James Burke
June 1954 Article On James Burke
Burkewood Motel (Burkewood Inn) - May 1958 Auction
May 1958 Auction
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