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

Gordon Beach Inn

 
 
Gordon Beach Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 16220 Lakeshore Rd, Union Pier MI 49129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakeside Inn (approx. 1.6 miles away); The 9-11 attacks resulted in the death of 2,996 people (approx. 1.7 miles away); 9:03 a.m. September 11th 2001 (approx. 1.8 miles away); 8:46 a.m. September 11th 2001 (approx. 1.8 miles away); West Michigan Pike (approx. 3.1 miles away); Avoiding Removal - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (approx. 3.1 miles away); New Buffalo Welcome Center (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Gordon Beach Inn. (Submitted on April 29, 2013.)
 
Gordon Beach Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
2. Gordon Beach Inn Marker
View to north along Lakeshore Road
Gordon Beach Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 26, 2013
3. Gordon Beach Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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