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Mel-Haven Lodge
Colorado Springs, CO
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

This sign for the Mel-Haven Lodge is a good example of what unique marquees were all about. Check out the sailboat on top of the sign and the colors used to catch the attention of weary motorists dreaming of rest and relaxation.

 

 

Covey Motel
Salt Lake City, UT
Courtesy Wes Cross

Here's a 40-year old postcard of the Covey Motel of Salt Lake City, UT. Not sure if this motel is still around, but the motel evidently had an eye-catching sign back in the day.

 

 

 

6& 40 Motel (Rem.)
Idaho Springs, CO
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Here's an old motel sign found in Idaho Springs, CO. Check out the lettering and shapes on this googie sign for the 6&40 Motel.

 

UPDATE 09/17 : The cool motel sign for the 6&40 Motel in Idaho Springs is now gone. The multi shaped sign has been replaced by plastic. 09-17

 

 

Aristocrat Motel
Denver, CO
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

The Aristocrat Hotel is on Denver's Colfax Avenue, which used to be the main highway through the area.

 

 

Alpine Inn
Georgetown, CO
Photo courtesy Michael Brichford

The Alpine Inn found in Georgetown, CO is quite an eye-catcher from the roadside, with its colorful exterior and large marquee.

 

 

 

 

Faun's Motel
Pocatello, ID Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Pocatello, ID is home to Faun's Motel. 09-06

(Near right) The Faun's Motel sign

(Far right) The motel area

 

 

World Motel
Salt Lake City, UT
Courtesy Wes Cross

The World Motor Hotel in Salt Lake City was evidently quite a sight and most likely a great place to stay as evidenced in this 1965 postcard.

 

 

 

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