Racine Motor Inn

Ever heard of Racine Motor Inn? It was at Sixth and Main Streets, the same as Hotel Racine.

The 2nd Hotel Racine — In 1925, work started on replacing the 1892 Hotel Racine. The new Hotel Racine formally opened June 5,1926. It was seven stories and contained over 200 rooms. The structure was red brick with terra cotta trim.

The building was remodeled in 1966 and became the Racine Motor Inn.

Last known as Racine’s Inn on the Lake it closed in 1989, and the City purchased it in 1991. The structure was razed in the winter of 1992. (From the Oak Clearing Museum Archives)

"Pride of Racine, the all new Racine Motor Inn, Sixth & Main Streets, Racine, Wisconsin 53403. Overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan."

“Pride of Racine, the all new Racine Motor Inn, Sixth & Main Streets, Racine, Wisconsin 53403. Overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan.”

Racine Motor Inn envelope

Racine Motor Inn envelope

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Racine Motor Inn stationery

One thought on “Racine Motor Inn

  1. hello RMI !

    i am a japanese who stayed in racine wis around six months in 1969.

    i working for s,c ,johonson and had stayed at RACINE MOTOR INN for sereral weeks before i settled in an apartment house.

    after having come back to japan, RMI has long been the place which i truly missed to visit again.

    i miss all of RMI so much !

    during that time , some twenty japanese ladies callle OKUSAMASISETSU who were seledcted japanese housewives who joined a japan johonson’s campaign visiting scj and other notable places including wis univ, stayed at RMI for about a week.

    RMI ——- solemn ,historic feeling of the architecture ,warm and heartful enterteinments , nice dishes including cringle ( am I right?) should be remaining
    in their mind and heart forever.

    RMI——— i , we, miss it so much!

    MASA , as scj people clled me fifty years ago.

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