Tag Archives: Illinois

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.

Off the Hi-way Court, Savannah, Illinois

This image shows a road leading to a collection of separate cottages that make up the Off the Hi-Way Court, an early version of motel.

OFF THE HI-WAY COURT

OFF THE HI-WAY COURT

The caption states:

OFF THE HI-WAY COURT

3 BLOCKS OFF ROUTE 64

SAVANNA, ILLINOIS

PHONE 6844

–There is no additional description on the back of this card, as it is a typical photo-card converted from a photo by stamping the back with postcard markings.

Savanna, Illinois is on the border of Illinois and Iowa, separated by the Mississippi River. It is very unlikely this establishment still exists.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.