I first blogged about Anchor Lodge back here.
The article below also ran in the Journal on the same day and provides some background information.
****'ANCHOR LODGE' OPENS SUNDAY
|Vintage postcard showing a room|
Built by Dr. J. R. Busek at a cost of $325,000, the lodge is located on the bank of Lake Erie one mile west of Lorain.
The 28-apartment, two-story building was designed entirely by Dr. and Mrs. Busek. Mrs. Busek will act as manager.
Apartments range in size equivalent to one to four rooms. Each is complete with tiled bathroom, in-a-door bed and store, refrigerator and sink in one unit. All rooms are carpeted and all windows are draped and equipped with venetian blinds.
|Vintage postcard showing a lobby |
The building is air-conditioned and in cold weather is heated by a radiant heating system. Accommodations include maid service.
The lodge is open to traveler-transients as well as permanent residential people. After the public opening Sunday, it will be open for business Sunday night, Dr. Busek said.
****Here's a color postcard of Anchor Lodge that shows up regularly on Ebay.
|Undated vintage postcard|
And here's the "now" view (below) of the former hotel, now Anchor Lodge Retirement Village, a part of the Sprenger Health Care Systems.