Bluegrass Lodge, Shepherdsville, Kentucky

This is an aerial image of the Bluegrass Lodge, located near Shepherdsville, KY. It is unusual in that it was constructed on the median between the lanes of traffic on the Kentucky Turnpike, now also known as Interstate 65.

Photographed by Billy Davis, Louisville, Ky.

The description states:

BLUEGRASS LODGE

15 Minutes South of Louisville

Between the Lanes of Kentucky Turnpike (I-65)

In Service Area

P.O. Box 601 – Shepherdsville, Ky.

Phone: (502) 543-2991

Each room completely soundproof, combination tub shower, twin double beds, TV, central heating and air-conditioning individually controlled. Large terraced swimming pool. Restaurant and service stations adjacent. Open 24 hours.

–Soundproofing was critical, as traffic noise was constant so near the turnpike. This lodge appears to have been affiliated with the Quality Inns chain from the sign at the left. It seems that this business has been replaced by another motel chain. This card dates from the 1950s.

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