St. Clair Inn
During the early twentieth century, known as the "Golden Age of Steamboating," pleasure craft were numerous on the St. Clair River. In 1925 the local Rotary Club decided that a luxurious establishment was needed to accommodate the large number of tourists and serve as a civic and social center. Club members organized the St. Clair Community Hotel Corporation. Many of the area's leading business were on the board. The board hired Hockenbury System, Inc., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for advice on financing the venture. The financial plan was modeled after the successful community hotel campaigns in over one hundred communities nationwide. The public offering of stock began in July 1925, and the campaign for funds exceeded its $180,000 objective within ten days. The sixty-room hotel was completed the following year.