On November 25, 1922, contracts for the erection of a building, with 47 rooms, to be used for East Lansing’s first hotel, was let by Mary E. Champs. While East Lansing, the home of the Michigan Agricultural College has many rooming houses, it has no hotel, which is a severe inconvenience for visitors, who have to look for accommodations in Lansing. The cost is estimated at $75,000.
Source : “Lansing”, Detroit Free Press, November 26, 1922, pg. 8.