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Other Roadside Motels Midwest

 

Evergreen Motel
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Photo courtesy Dan Schuster

The marquee for the Evergreen Motel in Wisconsin Dells stands tall like a pine tree. Check out the little green tree shapes on the sign. 12-06

 

 

Sands Motel
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Photo courtesy Dan Schuster

Looking for a place to stay in the Wisconsin Dells. Well, at least check out this sign for the Sands Motel advertising itself as ultra modern. 12-06

 

 

 

 

Shamrock Motel
IN
Photo and info courtesy Emily Steele

Here's the marquee for the old Shamrock Motel in IN which appears to still be in operation. 03-07

 

 

Powhatan Motel and Restaurant
Pocahontas, IN
Photo and info courtesy Emily Steele

This dreamy scene was captured at the Powhatan Motel and Restaurant in the Midwest town of Pocahontas, IN. Pictured here is the restaurant building as well as a couple of playground items and a small teepee. 03-07

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway Motel
Oak Lawn, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2004

The Gateway Motel celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2004. To celebrate, the owners had new landscaping added in front and removed a classic neon sign. A plain and simple backlit plastic sign with advertising space underneath (shown here) was erected on the opposite side of the property. Except for some minor fading in the paint, the neon sign was in perfect working order when it was taken down. 04-07

 

 

Belvedere Motel
Cairo, IL
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

This treasure of a motel sign called the Belvedere Motel was found in Cairo, IL and still lights up the roadside at night. 06-07

 

 

Effingham Motel
Effingham, IL
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The swooping yellow arrow points the way towards the Effingham Motel, located in the town by the same name. 11-07

 

 

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