The Randora Hotel, owned by Randolph Wallace in the late 1950s-early 1960s, was another prominent Black-owned hotel. It was behind the Garfield, also owned by John R. Wallace on the opposite side. It was a well-known spot for hosting wedding receptions and other events in its banquet hall. Unlike the Garfield, it survived the 1963 blaze that claimed several Black businesses in the area.
“The Robert Windrows Are Sparkling Hosts in Detroit.” New Pittsburgh Courier. Dec 23, 1961, p. 13.
“2 Killed As 40 Flee 5-Alarm Hotel Fire: Detroit blaze guts old-time nite-spot.” The Baltimore Afro-American. Mar 16, 1963, p. 19.