Drake Motel - Royal Oak MI

Address: 2324 Woodward Ave
City: Royal Oak
State: MI
Zip: 48073
County: Oakland
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The Drake was on what call "motel row" in Royal Oak on Woodward north of 12 mile Rd. There were several motels in a row along that stretch, all dating back to the 50's and 60's. I believe I have identified the lot correctly by comparing the historical aerial photo to the one old postcard I found. I assume the owners of the Capri were the same people as the postcard was a combo of the 2 motels on 1 card. The motel was demolished between 2002 and 2005. The lot is basically empty as of 2023 although it is used to sell plants and outdoor items. The address doesn't really exist today but 2338 is the lot now.

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Drake Motel - Postcard
Drake Motel - Postcard
Drake Motel - 2007 Street View - Empty Lot
2007 Street View - Empty Lot
Drake Motel - 1967 Aerial
1967 Aerial
Drake Motel - Jul 1967 Article On People Fleeing Detroit In 67
Jul 1967 Article On People Fleeing Detroit In 67
Drake Motel - Matchbook
Drake Motel - Sept 1966 Ad
Sept 1966 Ad
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