GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Demolition crews have been working to revitalize The Morton, a 90+ year old building in downtown Grand Rapids that has been a high-end hotel, but also subsidized housing. As crews work to make it a modern, mixed-use building, they've made some interesting discoveries.
Mike Mraz, the Vice President of Real Estate Development at Rockford Construction showed WZZM's Jennifer Pascua around the insides of the building, which is also serving as the ArtPrize site for SiTE:Lab and the WZZM remote studio for the festival.
Found were a hotel placard that used to hang on one of the 400 rooms, an old Boraxo powdered hand soap dispenser, empty Blatz and Stroh's cans, and an August, 16, 1965 Detroit Free Press. The hotel entered bankruptcy five years later.