Wolf Road Tourist Camp, La Grange, Illinois

This is an image of a very early ‘motel’ concept, called tourist camps at the time, which provided transient lodging for travelers visiting the area. Often these were like small apartments, with kitchens and living areas along with the more typical bedroom. Given it’s age, it may not have had private toilets and showers.

Artvue Postcard Co., 225 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.

There is no description on the back of the card. The large building in the right foreground is likely the management offices, while the cabins are shown in a row on the left and across the background.  It is unlikely this establishment still exists.

This image likely dates from the 1920s.

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