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Muir Lodge Motel
Martinez, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

The marquee for the Muir Lodge in Martinez stands tall along the road. The colors of the sign match the around the area. 07-09



Flamingo Motel
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

The Flamingo Motel features great mid-century lettering. 10-09






Tracy Inn
Tracy, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Tracy Inn is a historic hotel located in Downtown Tracy. The inn opened in 1927 as a community project and designed in a Spanish theme. According to the Tracy Inn Building website, the place is on the National Register of Historic Places. 02-10

(Far left) A closer look a the signage on top of the roof of the Tracy Inn

(Near left) A view of the lodging area from across the street



Mission Motel - 2004(Closed)
Tracy, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Mission Motel and its sign that carries the mission bell theme. The Mission Motel was a landmark roadside motel that shut down in recent years. Fortunately the sign itself has been reused for the new business. 02-10

Mission Motel sign close-up
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


UPDATE 11/20 : As stated earlier, the Mission Motel located along Highway 50 in Tracy closed and a new business has taken over.


A view of the outside of the motel rooms (2004)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


I believe the motel changed to some sort of a plaza after it closed. In 2020 it looks like just a motel that closed.



Town House Motel
Tracy, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Town House Motel is a familiar sight to see along the main drag in the Northern California town of Tracy. 02-10



Tracy Motel
Tracy, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Tracy Motel and its sign that points the way to the lodging area with a familiar red arrow. 02-10



Stardust Lodge South Lake Tahoe CAStardust Lodge
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

The Stardust Lodge in South Lake Tahoe still features an old roadside sign. Many of the other roadside worthy motel signs in the Lake Tahoe area have disappeared over the years, especially on the Nevada side of town. This sign for the Stardust Lodge is a survivor. 09-10









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