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Location DB > United States > Michigan > Stevensville > Snowflake Motel
Snowflake Motel
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created by cringe on 1/23/2006 4:12 AM
last modified by cringe on 6/2/2007 9:07 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
-over all interesting architecture.

-the main office/lounge, and bar are still standing. both are the most photogenic/interesting of the entire hotel.

-nearly all of the basic rooms have been leveled.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Stevensville, Michigan
United States
Owner: Villager Lodge
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    All gone now.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1962
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Camera (of course!)
    The Snow Flake Motel in St. Joseph, Michigan, wears a tricky disguise: a dull sign that reads “Villager Lodge.” Thirty-five states (plus Mexico and Canada) host the Villager Lodge chain, but the Snow Flake Motel (alias Villager Lodge) is the only VL property listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Architourists insist the Snow Flake Motel, completed in 1962, is a Frank Lloyd Wright design, though most visitors are purely interested in the motel’s ability (much like the eighties super-twin Zan) to form a giant snowflake. The motel’s fifty-six rooms are arranged in six V-shaped units that form a large, modernist, six-pointed snowflake, embellished with saw-tooth roofs and several geodesic domes in skeletal form, made of rubber tubing.
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     Future Plans
    Set to be demolished in March 2006!

    Demolishon began late March I believe, and at this time nearly half of the hotel has been demolished. The last I drove past it, (May 5th I believe) the crane and front end loader were gone, but the cement crusher was still parked in front. The remaining half of the structure is still standing, I'm not certain if it will all be coming down or not....

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    first dibs
    Tue, Jan 24th, 2006
    posted by cringe
    28 pictures
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    Revisited: May 1st
    Thu, May 11th, 2006
    posted by cringe
    17 pictures

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    Thu, May 11th, 2006
    posted by cringe
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/2/2007 11:50 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 2 07 at 23:50, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 2 07 at 21:07, cringe changed the following: Status, Interesting Features
  • on Jul 8 06 at 4:04, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 11 06 at 2:13, cringe changed the following: Hazards, Recommendation, Future Plans, Description
  • on May 11 06 at 2:05, cringe updated panorama mid-demo
  • on May 11 06 at 2:04, cringe updated a panorama image
  • on May 11 06 at 2:03, cringe updated gallery picture DSCF4596.JPG
  • on May 11 06 at 2:02, cringe updated gallery picture DSCF4595.JPG
  • on May 11 06 at 2:02, cringe updated gallery picture DSCF4596.JPG
  • on May 11 06 at 2:02, cringe updated gallery picture DSCF4595.JPG
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