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Whitcomb Hotel

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The Whitcomb Hotel, located in St. Joseph, Michigan, was a renowned hotel in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries known for its unique therapeutic amenities and attraction to American dignitaries. Originally built in 1831 and hailed as the "Mansion House", the hotel served as a lodging depot for travelers coming from Chicago to Detroit. Throughout the nineteenth century, the Mansion Hotel underwent ownership changes and name changes until it became the "Hotel Whitcomb" in 1891. The peak of the hotel's popularity occurred after 1905, when mineral water, coming from a nearby sulfur spring, was used as therapeutic mineral baths, the latest health craze of its time. This extra value attracted notable dignitaries across from the United States, such as President Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Joe DiMaggio. The current building was built in 1927 and opened in 1928. For several years, Hotel Whitcomb flourished in popularity until it closed in the 1966. Renovated from its days as an elegant hotel, Hotel Whitcomb has now become "The Whitcomb," a four-star senior living community.
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