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Other Roadside Motels Midwest

 

Heart O Chicago Motel
Chicago, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

An eye-catching sign in its own right, the Heart O Chicago Motel features red, white, and blue colors just in time for Independence Day.

 

 

The Maples Motel
Sandusky, OH
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Here's a shot of the marquee just outside the Maples Motel in Sandusky, OH. Look, the motel is even heated!

 

 

Lincoln Motel
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Lincoln Motel in Chicago, IL still points the wayward traveler in towards its lodging. This sign is one of the survivors along the main Lincoln route in the Windy City.

 

 

U.S. Grant Motel
IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Check out this great sign for the U.S. Grant Motel.

 

 

 

Tip Top Motel
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Another fine marquee sits outside the Tip Top Motel in Chicago, IL. This motel is another of the old rooadside motels found along Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.

 

 

Cottonwood Motel
Lewistown, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Cottonwood Motel sign in Lewistown still stands trying to capture travelers. Not sure if the neon tubing on this grand old sign still works today.

 

 

Capital Motel
Columbus, OH
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

The Capital Motel features lodging inside and near its marquee. Not sure if the sofa behind the tree is a recliner, though.

 

 

 

 

 

Star's Motel (Gone)
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Stars Motel still sits along the roadside in Chicago, IL. This googie sign found along busy Lincoln Avenue is a reminder to the signage that used be quite popular after the war.

 

Stars Motel (Demolished)
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

 

UPDATE 09/06 : The Stars Motel on Lincoln Avenue is in the process of being demolished for new condo development. Thanks to the concern by the new developer over saving this sign, the sign was placed on eBay and sold for about a hundred dollars. The sign was purchased with plans to install it in a clothing store on Armitage Avenue in Chicago. Many thanks to Scott Schiller for update. 09-06

 

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