Wiltjer's Shoreline Motel - East Jordan MI

Address: 2549 M-66
City: East Jordan
State: MI
Zip: 49727
County: Charlevoix
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This motel has a tragic history. It goes back to the 1950's or before and was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wiltjer at that time. By the 1980's, the place had changed hands and was being run by William Brondyk and his wife Paula. Tragically, a fire consumed the motel in December of 1985, killing Mr. Brondyk and his son.

Despite the fire in 1985 there were articles in the newspaper archives indicating the motel continued to operate after that. There is not a business operating under this name as of 2023, and the former location is sketchy. An old article listed the place as being at 2549 M-66. That address is not in use today but there are some addresses close to it. I don't feel the structures in the recent aerial photographs match the old postcard but I do believe they are visible on the 1954 aerial.

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Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - 1954 Aerial
1954 Aerial
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Aug 1962 Ad
Aug 1962 Ad
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Dec 1985 Tragic Fire
Dec 1985 Tragic Fire
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - May 1985 Name Reserved
May 1985 Name Reserved
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Nov 1988 Dog Found
Nov 1988 Dog Found
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Oct 1979 Items For Sale
Oct 1979 Items For Sale
Wiltjers Shoreline Motel - Sep 1956 Ad
Sep 1956 Ad
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