As we continue this series of B&W’s and its narrative I am reminded that this has, and will be, a dark subject. I am also aware that this is not my usually bright and beauty seeking mind set but this is real-life: It is dark and gritty sometimes and as we navigate this life currents we cannot deny that. And as I will get to in a post or two, sometimes people need a fresh start from the floor up so to speak. Today I will show you how back in the 70’s when this motel was built it was a very nice place.
For starters the doors to the rooms where metal but painted in bright , inviting colors of the era. The last owner of the place kept that theme going by painting the doors a nice bright purple. The doors still have the 70’s locks sets that sit in a metal plate that went formed a u-shape around the doors deadbolt striker and latch mechanism. The door frame and striker plate was metal as well. This conveyed a sense of security to the road weary traveler.
Some of the rooms had whirlpool tubs. Nice way to unwind from a long day on the road.
There was a very nice outside pool and patio area in the back of the hotel.
There was even a small full-service hair salon at one time. This hair-dryer is sitting on what I believe used to be the dining room but could be converted to a meeting or dancing hall. The salon was more towards the front of this area if I recall right.
One thought on “Past Glory II”
How sad. What a waste. I hate seeing things not being used. Certainly someone should have been able to use the furniture, doors, etc. With so many homeless, frustrating to see what was once a nice place just gone to ruin. Great photos, though.