This image shows three different motels. all located in various places around Des Moines, Iowa.
The description states:
125 beautiful, modern rooms plus a handy coffee shop, cocktail lounge and 4 air-conditioned meeting rooms for 10 to 150 persons. Located in a modern shopping center with 32 stores and offices. For reservations or more information telephone 276-3411.
McNEAL HI-WAY HOTELS-MOTELS
57th and Urbandale
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
— The location now is an apartment complex. This image likely dates from the 1960s based on the automobiles visible in the parking lots.
This image is a colorized photo of the main lodge building of the Legion Lake Resort, showing an adjacent gas station in the background.
Made in U.S.A. by E.C. Krupp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
The card is severely damaged on the back and any description there has been lost.
The building still exists, but the building has long since been replaced. Now known as Legion Lake Lodge, It is part of the Custer State Park in South Dakota.
This image likely dates from the 1940s.
This illustration is of the cabin-style accommodations of the Log Cabin Courts, as they looked early in their existence. It was located in the small town of Hot Springs, South Dakota.
“Tichnor Quality Views”, Tichnor Bros., Inc. Boston, Mass.
There is no description on the back of this card.
The design is typical of the first generation of traveller’s lodgings located along the newly constructed U.S. Highway system. These custom constructions were likely expensive to maintain, and were quickly supplanted by more standardized buildings.
The colored illustration is likely from the 1940s, judging by the vehicle in the upper left image.