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Manhattan Motel
Glendale, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

This fine motel sign for the Manhattan Motel is located in Glendale, CA. The rich red and blue colors really make this sign an eye-catcher. 09-06

 

Paradise Motel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

This marquee is one of the signs at the Paradise Motel in Los Angeles. This motel glows in purple brilliance at night. 09-06

 

 

 

 

 

Wagon Wheel Motel (Closed)
Oxnard, CA
Photos courtesy Schafphoto

The Wagon Wheel motel and restaurant complex is a familiar sight as you pass Oxnard traveling along the 101 Freeway.

Unfortunately, the Wagon Wheel Motel is threatened with demolition after this historic property closed is doors on December 10, 2006 and the last tenant left the premises. 01-07

For more photos and information, see Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures Spotlight on the Wagon Wheel Motel and Restaurant.

 

 

All 8 Motel (Demolished)
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Long Beach is home to the All 8 Motel and this roadside sign. Or it was. The sign and motel were torn down a few years ago. 01-07

 

 

Colonial Motel (Removed)
Azusa, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out this marquee for the Colonial Motel, located along Route 66 in Azusa, CA. Unfortunately, this marquee was replaced several years ago by backlit plastic. 01-07

 

 

 

 

Wigwam Motel
Rialto, CA
Photos courtesy Chris & Ginger

Located along Route 66 in Rialto, CA, the Wigwam Motel has been a roadside curiosity and sleep over since 1949. One of a chain of Wigwam Motels, the Rialto location features a sign on the side of the building that say "Do it in a tee pee" like it did in the old days. 06-07

Below are more photos of the Wigwam Motel in Rialto, including photos of the tee pee cluster of rooms themselves.

 

The Wigwams
Photo courtesy Chris & Ginger

More Wigwams
Photo courtesy Chris & Ginger

Do it in a tee pee
Photo courtesy Chris & Ginger

 

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