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Ship 'n Shore Motel
Saugatuck, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Ship 'n Shore Motel is located just a block off of the older alignment in downtown Saugatuck sitting on the banks of the Kalamazoo River. Summer visitors can sit along the river and watch and endless number of pleasure boats going back and forth between the docks in town and Lake Michigan. 12-08

 

 

Rose Dale Motel
Rochester, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Here's the motel sign for the Rose Dale Motel in Rochester, IN. This small mom and pop place is still operating even though it is now bypassed by the four lane US 31 highway.

The sign itself says "modern all year" as part of its marquee. 02-09

 

 

Campbell's Motel
Scottsburg, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Campbell's Motel sign features what looks to be a camel on its top. Campbell's Motel is located in Scottsburg, IN. 02-09

 

 

Wishing Well Motel
Whiteland, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Check out this standout sign at the Wishing Well Motel. The motel features a wishing well image within its brightly colored sign. The Wishing Well Motel is located in the Indiana town of Whiteland. 02-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus Motor Lodge
Columbus, OH
Postcard and info courtesy Michael Sekeres

Here's an old postcard shot of the Columbus Motor Lodge in Columbus, OH. It appears that the motel is still there though the sign has changed.

According to the back of the postcard, the Columbus Motor Lodge is located at 3984 E. Main St. Route 40, in Columbus, Ohio. The motel features "Air Conditioned, Family Accommodations, Complete Efficiency Apt's. Playground. New Beautiful Heated Swimming Pool. Guest Laundromat. Nicely Appointed Rooms with T.V. and Room Coffee. Nearby Shopping Center, Bowling, and Fine Restaurants. Phone 237-5485". 02-09

 

 

Alamo Motel (Demolished)
Columbus, OH
Postcard and info courtesy Michael Sekeres


Here's the Alamo Motel and its marquee featuring a carriage wheel, located in Columbus, OH. It doesn't appear that the Alamo Motel exists today.

(Far left) A blow-up of the the marquee as seen in the postcard.

The back of the postcard reads: "Remember the ALAMO MOTEL 15 minutes from downtown. Radiant heat, air conditioning. Free television, 20 modern air conditioned units, room phones, and wall to wall carpeting. Some connecting rooms and cribs. Excellent restaurants near by. AAA approved. Phone BE 1-3651 East on U. S. Rt. #40, 3855 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio". 02-09

 

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