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Union Pier in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gordon Beach Inn

 
 
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By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
1. Gordon Beach Inn Marker
Inscription. Built in 1924 by Louis and Lena Gordon, and expanded four years later, Gordon Beach Inn was the centerpiece of the Jewish resort subdivision of the same name. The Gordons operated the inn for a decade before losing it during the Great Depression. Robert Miller, an African American and a former Chicago alderman, purchased the property in the 1960s as Gordon Beach was integrating. The inn was restored in 1991 to its 1920s appearance.
 
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2179.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 49.533′ N, 86° 41.976′ W. Marker is in Union Pier, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and Apple Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Lakeshore Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier MI 49129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakeside Inn (approx. 1.6 miles away); West Michigan Pike (approx. 3.1 miles away); New Buffalo Welcome Center
Gordon Beach Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
2. Gordon Beach Inn Marker
View to north along Lakeshore Road
(approx. 4.7 miles away); The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (approx. 4.7 miles away); Eisenhower Interstate System (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Dewey Cannon (approx. 5 miles away); Rolling Prairie School (approx. 11.3 miles away in Indiana); Rolling Prairie School Honor Roll (approx. 11.3 miles away in Indiana).
 
Also see . . .  Gordon Beach Inn. (Submitted on April 29, 2013.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Entertainment
 
Gordon Beach Inn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
3. Gordon Beach Inn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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