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St-Elmo-Tel Motel (Demolished)
Austin, TX
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a sign for a uniquely named motel. The St-Elmo-Tel Motel in Austin, Texas references St Elmo for some reason. This motel and its well named sign has been an Austin landmark for many years as it sits along a busy highway.

 

 

 

St-Elmo-Tel Motel marquee
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

(Left) The sign for the St-Elmo-Tel, standing tall along S Congress Avenue during its last days in Austin

(Right) The motel office and lodging areas being demolished.

 

UPDATE 10/06 : The St-Elmo-Tel Motel located on S Congress Avenue will soon be no more. During a visit in September, 2006, the motel buildings were in the process of being demolished. Word is the sign itself has been purchased by a sign collector. 10-06

UPDATE 10/10 : The St-Elmo-Tel Motel is now an overgrown weedy lot, although the sign still stands as of several months ago. 10-10

 

 

Unknown Motel
Austin, TX
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Not sure what the name of this classic motel is. This motel is found along the roadways of Austin, TX.

 

 

Crest Motel
Fort Worth, TX
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Off of Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth sits this sign for the Crest Motel. This place advertises TV is big letters.

 

 

Landmark Lodge Motel
Fort Worth, TX
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Though it is now surrounded by relatively new development, the Landmark Lodge lives on. The place does look strange from the outside during power outages... especially when there are reports of twisters somewhat nearby.

 

 

Motel
Fort Worth, TX
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This tall motel sign can be seen from quite a ways. This motel is located in Fort Worth, TX.

 

 

 

 

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