13 motel signs
Motel signs I’ve photographed in my travels.
Abandoned motel near Dunreith, Indiana, on US 40
A quick look at a defunct motel on US 40 in eastern Indiana.
Onetime motor court converted to apartments on US 40 in Hancock County, Indiana
A former motor court converted into cheerful apartments, on US 40 in Hancock County, Indiana.
Classic motels on US 40 in Wayne County, Indiana
Vintage motels dot US 40 across Indiana. Here are four still operating in Wayne County.
Sights and signs in Versailles and Osgood
US 421 through Versailles and Osgood in Ripley County, Indiana, was not originally the Michigan Road. The original alignment still exists, a little to the west. But in the early 1900s as the automobile came to prominence, the Michigan Road was rerouted so that these two towns could get in on the action. As you…
I love the Michigan Road, but I don’t always like living near it
I love the historic Michigan Road. But I also live near it, on Indianapolis’s Northwestside, and it’s not always a picnic.
Changes along the National Road in western Indiana
Photographs over the last 11 years showing some changes along the National Road in western Indiana.
Rest Haven Court Canon PowerShot S95 2013 From a Route 66 tour I took with my sons over spring break in 2013.
Vintage motel signs on the Dixie Highway in Cave City, KY
The Wigwam Village isn’t the only classic motel in Cave City, Kentucky. It’s just the most distinctive. The Holiday Motel and the Caveland Motel have the best vintage signs of all the old motels in Cave City. Judging by photos of the Caveland Motel sign around the Internet, it has received a recent coat of fresh…
Sleep in a wigwam
The sign says, “Sleep in a Wigwam,” but these are actually tipis. A wigwam is a domed structure. But the fellow who invented this motel concept just liked the sound of the word wigwam better. Thus a name was born: Wigwam Village. That fellow was Frank Redford, who built the first Wigwam Village in 1933 in Horse…