The Journey to becoming the Robinson Manor
The Robinson Manor was built in 1909 by Dr. Robinson as a community hospital called the John Robinson Hospital. We can still find hospital remnants by the river bank across Marshall Street. Around the 1920s it was purchased by a Doctor from the Chicago area and became a for profit entity. Local stories speak of use of the hospital by Al Capone and his gang with a hidden escape tunnel in the basement. During the 1950s the building was purchased by the Elks and became the Allegan Elks Lodge. It was sold in 2010 and sat vacant until our family saw this gem of a building and fell in love with the rich history and unique architecture.
In 2017 we took a leap of faith and purchased the building. Soon after the purchase we started the task of renovating it. We thought the best use for this facility was to use it to benefit the community as it had for over 100 years. What better way to do this than to create a beautiful space that the local community and neighboring communities could hold their weddings, receptions, birthday parties, reunions, meetings, conferences, funerals, or the many other uses for the space.
In addition to renting the space. We host our own community events. Outdoor/indoor family friendly music, community fundraisers, dances, themed parties, haunted house, Santa visit during Christmas. We want this space to be a place of gathering and happiness for everyone who visits.
We thank all our customers and community for their support. We hope to do everything we can to make your special days special. Our focus is on providing a unique, elegant space at a fair price. Give us a call or send us a message you will find that we are very flexible, accommodating, and desire to help in any way we can.
Jim & Beth Ludema
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