Blue Lantern Ballroom - Brighton MI

Address: 6323 Island Lake Dr.
City: Brighton
State: MI
Zip: 48116
County: Livingston
Number of visits to this page: 4899
General Information:

This hall operated from the 1920's thru the 1950's. The big bands of the day played here, back when there were hotels (the Island Lake Hotel being a notable example) and cabin rentals in the area. The area was also serviced by the train back in the old days and there was a station nearby. Pretty much all of that is gone now. There was even a "Purple Gang" mob connection to the place.

It was originally known as the Island Lake Pavilion and Jean Goldkette Ballroom. Eventually the place became a roller rink which seemed to be a common idea with many of these old ballrooms. There was a catastrophic fire in 1964 so the ballroom was demolished the following year. The lot is now occupied by a private home. Even though the place is gone, the local residents celebrate the place with small concerts commemorating the place in the old town hall.

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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Post Card View
Old Post Card View
Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Photo
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Photo
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Photo
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Photo
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Photo
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Aerial Photo
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - 1955 Aerial
1955 Aerial
Blue Lantern Ballroom - 25 Jul 1952
25 Jul 1952
Blue Lantern Ballroom - July 30 1941 Ad
July 30 1941 Ad
Blue Lantern Ballroom - June 5 1940 Article
June 5 1940 Article
Blue Lantern Ballroom - June 8 1960 Ad
June 8 1960 Ad
Blue Lantern Ballroom - May 27 2010 Article A
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Flyer
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Blue Lantern Ballroom - Old Ticket
Old Ticket
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