Sutton’s Wagon Wheel Motel, St. Ignace, Michigan

Much like the previous motel, this is also located in St. Ignace, Michigan, near the Mackinac Bridge. The original buildings were constructed in 1947, just after World War 2 to anticipate the new mobility and urge to travel of the era.

R.C. O’Neil – Box 4423, Joyfield P.O. Detroit, Mich.

The description states:


Motel – Restaurant – Cabins

On U.S. 2 – 4 Miles West of St. Ignace, Michigan

Overlooking Straits and Lake Michigan

Our Motto

“Recommended by Our Patrons”

Completely Modern Motel & Cabins. Wall to Wall Carpeting. Electric Heat – T.V. – Tubs & Showers in Motel-Showers in Cabins. Restaurant specializing in Chicken – Steaks – Chops and Fish Dinners.

Home Made Pies.   Marie and Austin Sutton Owner-Operators

–This construction is unusual in that it includes both free standing cabins of the early phase of motel construction, and the more typical contiguous room construction that followed shortly thereafter. The buildings still stand, though the establishment has changed hands and changed names to Pointe La Barbe Inn. This photo was taken in the 1960s.

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