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Other Roadside Motels Midwest


Gem Motel
Gem, IN
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

The sparkle faded long ago at the Gem Motel in Gem, IN.





40 Motel
Columbus, OH
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

The 40 Motel of Columbus, OH looks like a poor man's version of the old Holiday Inn marquee of the 60's. Featuring similar, though subdued, colors, the 40 Motel makes a not so subtle reference to the highway.


40 Motel sign close-up
Columbus, OH
Photo courtesy Sol Bermann

Here's a close-up look at the 40 Motel sign. It's good to see that there are still existing roadside signs along the old Highway 40 as it cut through Columbus. 05-06



Arrowhead Motel
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Here are a couple of motels named the Arrowhead. The Arrowhead Motel in Wisconsin is still in fantastic shape and its make-up appears to be porcelain.



Shelton Inn
Peru, IN
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

This motel in Peru, IN, still features its sloping rooftop and advertises its services with its rooftop sign. This motel is called the Shelton Inn.





Star Motel
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Star Motel in Wisconsin looks like the 60's Holiday Inn sign. Not sure if this is one of the originals or just a copycat version.



Overpass Motel
Winchester, IN
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

The Overpass Motel is getting lit-up for another evening of work.

This motel is located at the intersection of US Hwy 27 and SR 32 in Winchester, Indiana. The motel is still in business and this wonderful old sign shines brightly each night. Many thanks to Ken Bailey for info.










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