Vanished Site Data



Site Name:

Hotel Burdick

Site Location:

E. Michigan Avenue

Date Vanished:


Site Information:

In addition to accommodating travelers, “The Burdick” housed many offices and dining and drinking establishments.  Its demolition in the early 70s made front page news as the first “implosion” in western Michigan; pieces of the flying debris ended up hitting the County Courthouse across the street.





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Post card of the Hotel Burdick and Hanselman Building in the heyday
Construction of the new Hotel Burdick, 1911


The original Burdick destroyed by fire on Dec. 8, 1909
Looking East down Michigan Avenue in the late 1950s. 
Images courtesy of the original Vanished Kalamazoo site





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