From glory days to dilapidation and back again, the 100-year history of a Minnesota landmark is now available on two videos.
The Graystone Hotel in Detroit Lakes, which helped foster the growth of outstate Minnesota tourism, turned 100 years old in 2017. A celebration of the hotel’s history and restoration was held Sept. 21, 2017, with a time capsule dedication and public tour, historic exhibits, entertainment and presentations. Two videos related to the event and history are available as links on MMCDC’s website and as keepsake DVDs for purchase at the Becker County Museum, located at 714 Summit Ave. in Detroit Lakes.
MMCDC acquired the building in 1998 and, with assistance from multiple investors and funders, restored it under standards set by the U.S. Department of the Interior. MMCDC subsequently renovated every building on the block, with all buildings now appearing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Photo courtesy of Becker County Historical Society