Tag Archives: Illinois

Holiday Inn, La Salle, Illinois

This image is an artist’s rendition of the La Salle, Illinois Holiday Inn as it might look from an elevated view.

Curteichcolor 3-D Natural Color Reproduction

Curteichcolor 3-D Natural Color Reproduction

The description states:

Holiday Inn

LASALLE — PERU, ILLINOIS

P. O. Box 555

La Salle, Illinois 61301

Intersection Interstate 80 and U. S. 51

Ph: 224-1060 — AC: 815

Swimming Pool — Air-conditioned — Restaurant

Free TV — Free Holidex Reservations

–The Holidex reservation system was implemented for all affiliated Holiday Inns to enable travelers to book their next stay at their destination city before leaving on their journey. It proved to be popular and profitable.

This business still exists at this location, but the building has been demolished and replaced.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.

Manor Motel Swimming Pool, Channahon, Illinois

Following along on the previous image, this card shows the swimming pool at the same establishment seen previously from the front: the Manor Motel.

Curteichcolor 3-D Natural Color Reproduction

Curteichcolor 3-D Natural Color Reproduction

The description states:

50 Mi. S. W. of Chicago

Manor Motel

U. S. 6 and 66 — JOLIET, ILL.

48 Units — Channahon, Ill.

Area Code 815 — 462-5385

Member The Best Western Motels  Recommended by Duncan Hines

–A visible safety barrier has been installed, presumably to separate swimmers and non-swimmers. The diving board is still in place, but most pools have since removed them as a potential liability.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.

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.