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History of The Lamoine Hotel

The Lamoine Hotel was started in 1926 and completed in 1927.  The first modern hotel in Macomb, architects F.E. Berger and R. L. Kelley designed the classical revival building to be the tallest and most prominent in the city of Macomb.

Over the life of The Lamoine, the building has played host to community events, weddings, and prom. The Lamoine was the original home of the Macomb Chamber of Commerce and served as a meeting place for the Rotary Club and the Kiwanis.  Many prominent figures stayed in The Lamoine including Amelie Earhart and singer Patsy Montana. In the later years, The Lamoine was home to apartments, a restaurant, The Tack Room, Macomb Travel, and finally the local newspaper, The McDonough County Voice.

In 2014, the ceiling on the building’s north side gave way and that is when owner Chris Trotter bought the building.  After investing more than $6 million dollars and being named to the National Registry of Historic Places in Illinois, The Lamoine Hotel was reborn as The Lamoine Assisted Living and Memory Care community in 2018.

As part of the rich heritage of Macomb, IL, The Lamoine is emerging as a leader in senior care and looks forward to serving residents of the Macomb area.

Lamoine Historical Photos