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Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Kentwood MI

Address: 3330 28th St SE
City: Kentwood
State: MI
Zip: 49512
County: Kent
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The 22-unit Cascade was opened in 1952 by Mr. and Mrs. Miedema for $50,000. It started out as 12 units but more rooms were added over the years to increase the capacity to 50 units. The Jack Loeks Company (movie theater operator) bought the place in 1954 as they were building the Woodland Drive-In adjacent to the motel property. A restaurant called the Open Hearth was also added on in 1959 or so. As is often the case with motel/restaurant combos, the restaurant was operated by a 3rd party.

The motel operated for many years but I have a sense that the name changed at some point. Newspaper references ceased appearing under the Cascade name in the late 1960's. Eventually the motel was demolished in the 1990's to make way for what is now a Lowe's Home Improvement Center as of 2023. In the earliest days of the motel, that stretch of road was almost empty, it is now very built up.

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Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
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Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
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Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - 1965 Aerial
1965 Aerial
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Dec 1952
Dec 1952
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - 1972 Aerial
1972 Aerial
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - 1955 The Area Was Open Fields
1955 The Area Was Open Fields
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Dec 1954 Jack Loeks Buys
Dec 1954 Jack Loeks Buys
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - July 1959 Rooms Added
July 1959 Rooms Added
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - November 1959 Ad For Open Hearth
November 1959 Ad For Open Hearth
Cascade Motel (Cascade Motor Inn) - Print Ad
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