You are here

Keefer House Hotel

-A A +A
1885, W. H. Myers and Son, builders. 102–106 N. Howell St.

H. M. Keefer and Charles E. Keefer (1856–1899) built the three-story brick hotel in this central location and within a minute's walk from the railroad depot. The location was especially attractive for traveling salesmen; fifty-four sleeping rooms and sample rooms were contained above and behind the street-level hotel lobby and commercial space. The fancy, red and yellow brickwork in the wall panels, the window hoods, and the corbeled cornice are noteworthy.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


What's Nearby


Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Keefer House Hotel", [Hillsdale, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 192-192.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,