Looking Back: Grace Hotel

Farmington Press | Published December 6, 2017


FARMINGTON — Grace Hotel in downtown Farmington was built on the north side of Grand River Avenue in 1915 by Benjamin Grace. 

In the hotel’s early years, people could rent a room for $1.50 per day. Dances were held regularly in the third-floor ballroom, drawing as many as 100 couples by horse and buggy from the surrounding area for an evening of dancing and fun. 

Grace Hotel was demolished for parking in June 1965. Grace Insurance Agency, located partially on that site today, reflects the family name.

— Maria Taylor, co-founder of Preservation Farmington