Manor Motel, Channahon, Illinois

This image is an overview showing the expansive lawn and front of the Manor Motel in Channahon, Illinois.

Curteichcolor Art-Creation from color transparencies

Curteichcolor Art-Creation from color transparencies

The description states:

50 Mi. S. W. of Chicago

Manor Motel

Mail Address: R. F. D. 3 — JOLIET, ILL.

48 Units — U. S. 6 and 66, at overpass

Channahon, Ill., Area Code 815, 462-5385

Member  The Best Western Motels

–This establishment still exists in the same form at the same location, shown here. Even the tiny pine tree has survived to become the towering object in the foreground.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.

TraveLodge, Springfield, Illinois

This image shows an early view of the TraveLodge motel as it extisted in Springfield, Illinois.

A Member of the World's Largest Network of Fine Motels  27713

A Member of the World’s Largest Network of Fine Motels 27713

The description states:

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS TRAVELODGE

One Block of Lincoln’s Home

Phone 528-4341

60 Units

500 South Ninth, U. S. City 66; 2 blks North of U. S. 36-54. Elevator, Air Conditioned, Electric heat, TV, Heated Swimming Pool, Direct Dial Phones. Toodle House Restaurant.

–This building has been demolished and replaced with the Illinois Community Health Foundation building in the same location.

This image likely dates from the 1960s

First Street, La Salle, Illinois

This image shows the main business street in La Salle, Illinois as it looks in the 1950s.

Ektachrome by Jack Taylor

Ektachrome by Jack Taylor

The description states:

FIRST STREET BUSINESS SECTION LOOKING WEST, 

La Salle, Illinois

This business district still exists, having been modernized over the decades.

This card was used, and is dated 12 June 1955.