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Pool Lamp
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Amanda Curtis

This Pool Lamp is one of many that once surrounded a pool in a Mobile Home park in Tucson, AZ. What an interesting looking lamp.

 


Jacaranda Resort Apartments
Scottsdale, AZ
Photo courtesy Jay Villa

Here's the googie like Jacaranda Resort Apartments of Scottsdale, AZ. This "resort" complex is within walking distance of downtown Scottsdale.

 

 

Starlite Motel
Mesa, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's the marquee next to the motel office for the Starlite Motel in Mesa, Arizona. At this property right off the roadside, there are not just one but two fancy marquees.

The swimmers (right) even still light up at night as the animated neon gives the impression of the swimmer diving off the top of the sign.

 

UPDATE 10/10 : The Starlite Motel lost its animated neon diver sign in a thunderstorm on October 5. According to the Arizona Republic, the 50 year old sign was destroyed when a powerful wind gust sheared off a metal pole support. The motel owner states the sign most likely will not be replaced due to funds required and Mesa's sign ordinance. Another roadside treasure has become just a memory.

More photos coming soon. Many thanks to Sarah Moore for news alert. 10-10

See more information and photos at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures feature on the Starlite Motel.

 

 

El Rancho Motel
Yuma, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Out in Yuma, Arizona stands the El Rancho Motel. Tucked away just off the roadside, the El Rancho is still open for business.

 

 

Bel Shore Motel (Closed)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Well, the El Rancho Motel may still be in business but this one is not. The Bell Shore Motel appeared to have some significant fire damage. The marquee still stands.

 

 

Boots & Saddle Motel
AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the marquee for the Boots & Saddle Motel. The motel was built several decades ago in 1954. Not sure if the sign dates back from then as well.

 

 

Vista del Sol Motel (Demolished)
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Vista del Sol Motel features color TV and air conditioned kitchens. Or something like that. The sign outside is a good illustration of what Tucson is all about.

 

UPDATE 07/10 : The Vista del Sol Motel is now the site of storage units. 07-10

 

 

Tropicana Motel (Demolished)
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Tropicana "Adult" hotel/motel off the Miracle Mile still features a neon palm tree sign.

 

UPDATE 11/09 : The Tropicana Motel along the Miracle Mile was demolished back in 2004. 11-09

 

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