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Brookside Motel
Columbus, OH
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

The Brookside Motel stands tall in Columbus, OH with its eye catching reddish, pink, and yellow marquee. This motel is located along the main drag through town which is Main Street.

UPDATE 02/09 : Here's a look at the Brookside back when it was called the Brookside Tour-O-Tel. The sign was also different back in the day.

Brookside Tour-O-Tel
Columbus, OH
Postcard and info courtesy Michael Sekeres

According to the postcard, the motel is located at "3020 E. Main Street, Rt. 40, Columbus, Ohio. This beautiful new 16 unit motel located 3 miles east of Columbus business center with restaurants, drug stores, dry cleaners, etc. within the block. City bus service. Fire and sound proof. Air conditioned. Hot water. Heat. Cross ventilation. Beautyrest beds. Tiled baths with showers in each unit. AAA approved. Stay once and you will be pleased to come again. Tel. DO 6034". Many thanks to Michael Sekeres for update. 02-09



Wayfare Motel
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Wayfare Motel looks like a 1930's/40's marquee. Interesting to see how times have changed... you can get free Showtime here.



Downers Grove Motel
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Downers Grove Motel in Illinois sports a huge arrow. The marquee itself looks to be in great shape. It's always interesting to see a motel sign that advertises "color TV."



Melody Lane Inn
Branson, MO
Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier

The Melody Lane Inn features something original on its marquee... yes... it is a music note! This motel name and sign is fitting for its location in Branson, MO.



Cavalier Motel
Detroit, MI
Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier

The Cavalier Motel in Detroit, MI features an old vintage sign that hearkens back to the colonial days.




Chippewa Motel
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

The Chippewa Motel in Wisconsin Dell, WI features a Native American headdress on its marquee.














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