With the news of so many businesses closing, specifically things that have had existed 'as long as I can remember,' I'm getting all nostalgic.
Emma, who knows my infatuation with the Snowflake Motel, snipped an article out of the Grand Rapids Press the other day. The article informed that the Snowflake Motel was to be destroyed after years of under-use.
The motel was located on the Red Arrow Highway, which was once a thriving corridor connecting W. Michigan with Chicago. As a kid, on trips to Indiana and Chicago, my dad would take this leg of ye olde Red Arrow Highway to catch a glimpse of the infamous, Wrightian building centered around a geodesic dome, as well as 'Papa Nose' used car dealership [more on this later].
The motel was build by William Wesley Peters who was married to Frank Lloyd Wright's step-daughter. Wright's step-daughter died young and Peters went on to marry the daughter of Josef Stalin.