Saving a Building and Providing a Service
June 21, 2023
For years, long-time Harlem residents Rhonda and Dean Baker drove by the old McGuire's Motel and watched it deteriorate. Rhonda recalls working for McGuires in her early teaching days, "In 1985 after school, I'd come work the desk while I corrected papers." However, the building stood empty and unmaintained for twenty years.
"It was either ignore it or do something about it," Rhonda stated. So, in 2021, she and her husband bought the land and facility at 42445 US HWY 2. The building's roof had blown off, so that was the first item on the repair list. The second test would determine the buil...