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Historic Hotels Midwest

 

Abbott Hotel
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Dennis Dixson

The Abbott Hotel in Chicago, IL still advertises Color TV and "free TV and air" as a way to pull in the roadside traveler.

 

 

New Jackson Hotel
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The neon lettering graces the sign at the New Jackson Hotel in Chicago, IL. 07-07

 

 

Lorraine Hotel
Toledo, OH
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Check out the Lorraine Hotel in Toledo, OH. The old blade marquee still advertises "TV and Radio available". 08-08

 

 

Elkton Hotel
Quincy, IN
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Here's a great old sign that points the way to the Elkton Hotel in Quincy, IN. The building is also home to The Patio Restaurant and its charcoal steaks. 09-08

 

 

 

 

 

Plaza Hotel
Gary, IN
Photos and info courtesy Kevin Heggi


The Plaza Hotel in Gary, IN is an old hotel that has probably seen its best days. The Plaza Hotel was in the movie Original Gangsta's. 10-08

(Far left) The corner shot of the Plaza Hotel in Gary, IN

(Near left) From this view, the Plaza Hotel is clearly seen connected to this block of old buildings

 

 

Harbor House Hotel
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Harbor House was an older two story wooden building was for sale in June 2008. It was marked with a sold sign in August, so we will see what happens with that. Could yet another roadside delight of a sign and hotel meet the fate of the bulldozer? 12-08

 

 

Fort Barbee Hotel
St Marys, OH
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

St Marys, OH is home to the Fort Barbee Hotel. This neon sign still stands although the hotel is now senior housing. 02-09

he Stumblin' Inn in Flint, MI just seem to find in with the rest of the buildings here. 06-09

 

 

Hotel Radke Savanna ILHotel Radke
Savanna, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

The Hotel Radke features an old time marquee on the side of the hotel building itself. The hotel is located in downtown Savanna, IL along Main St. 09-10

 

 

The Lafayette Hotel Rockford ILThe Lafayette Hotel
Rockford, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

The Lafayette Hotel looks like a throwback to the days before chain hotels became widespread. The Lafayette was established in 1927 and is located along Mulberry Street in Rockford IL. 09-10

 

 

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