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Owl Lodge
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

 

Here's a nice shot of the Owl Lodge off of the main drag in Tucson. The motel dates back to 1955.

Owl Lodge Apartments
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Larry Glass

 

UPDATE 04/09 : The Owl Lodge in Tucson, AZ has now been turned into apartments, like many of the other old non-chain roadside motels in the area. The sign for the Owl Lodge remains and appears to have been recently restored.

The section under the main part of the sign has been changed from advertising "vacancy" and "kitchenettes" to the fact that the location now houses apartments. 04-09

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Copa Inn (Demolished)
Phoenix, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Copa Inn in Phoenix features a large sign and advertises adult movies.

 

UPDATE 12/08 : The Copa Inn off of East Van Buren was demolished in 2007. Another of Van Buren's roadside motel treasures is now history. 12-08

 

 

Sun Land Motel
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

A great name for a city with loads of sun. Here's the Sun Land Motel of Tucson, built in 1949.

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Prescott Valley Motel
Prescott, AZ
Photo courtesy Chris Erias

Found is Prescott Valley is this gem of a motel marquee for the Prescott Valley Motel. The sign itself is shaped and colored to attract the attention of motorists. The motel dates back to 1966.

 

 

 

Quarter Horse Motel
Benson, AZ
Photo courtesy Larry Glass


The Quarter Horse Motel features a standing reminder of the western themed marquees, here in Benson, AZ. Check out the cowboy character on this sign on the rooftop of the motel that was built in 1949.

 

Quarter Horse Motel
Benson, AZ
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

 

UPDATED 04/09 : The Quarter Horse Motel in Benson, AZ, just south of Tucson, has had its sign repainted in recent years. The "quarter horse" on the marquee still rears its head proudly off the Arizona roadside. 04-09

 

 

Thunderbird Motel
Show Low, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's the marquee for the Thunderbird Motel in Show Low, AZ. This marquee still stands tall along the main drag through town after being built in 1961.

The thunderbird image that's on the marquee itself features the typical colors and shape of other namesake motels.

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