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(Updated Dec. 2004)



Amusement Parks



Gas Stations



Development of the Motel Diagram (from John Jakle & Keith Sculle's Motel in America)


Other CommArch

The New Roadside



Cloverleaf Motel, Off Route 146, between Lincoln and Woonsocket, RI
(This motel is no longer standing. The sign is great though. Its right off the interchange going to the mall.)

Safari Inn, Murfreesboro, TN
(This motel is a 1970's Interstate variety. I think that A-Frame office is a give away on that one. It is hidden back from the access road, but its worth the drive back to see it.)

Hotel, On Route 6, Rhode Island
(Directly across from Jiggers Diner. Great sign that the American Diner Museum would like to aquire.)

Imperial Inn Motel, Murfreesboro, TN
(A great motel on Broad Street. This was formerly an Imperial 400 motel. The signs and imagery of the I400 still exist. Perhaps the most defining feature is the gull wing detail.)

Imperial Inn Motel, Murfreesboro, TN
(Don't you just love this sign? What a great collection of signs and images all with that gull wing!)

Imperial Inn Motel, Murfreesboro, TN
(This back shot of the motel shows its U-shaped look and the room layout. It is mostly used as a flop house now, but the elements of the old motel still exist.)

Motel Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, TN
(This is a classic U-shaped, one story motel. It used to have a Huddle House restaurant on the side, but it now has a Quizno's sandwich shop. Its sort of gone downhill, but I just love that big sign and the classic shape of the structure.)

Former Holiday Inn, Clarksville, TN

(I especially enjoy the guy carrying the cross.)

The Georgeanna, Classic Photo/Postcard
The Highland Park, Classic Photo/Postcard