Motor Hotel

My luck at finding interesting buildings from our past continues. While headed to a photo road trip destination, I passed this old motor hotel which appeared as if it had been closed for years. The thing about it which I found most interesting were the small adjacent single-car garages adjacent to the art-deco style rooms in the fist photo. The stone used in another portion of the building was also interesting to me, as were the Virginia creeper vines all over the outside. I stayed there for about a half-hour making images and wondered all the time of what the place would have been like when it was probably one of the busiest and most popular places to stay along the state highway where it is located. I suspect the advent of the inter-state highway system in the 1950s began to spell doom for such establishments…as they were by-passed in favor of “getting there quicker.”

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