205 Saco Ave.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
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780 Hwy 40,
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532 Mcintire Ave.
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1358 Greenwood Ave.
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When Joseph Thomulka moved his family from Pennsylvania to California, he decided to build a pink motel, and in 1947, he did. In 1949, he added the Pink Café, now known as Cadillac Jack’s Café, and in 1959 he added a fish-shaped swimming pool.Thomulka’s pink paradise had an auspicious location on San Fernando Road, which was an early connector between Los Angeles and points north that showed all signs of becoming a major thoroughfare. Many motels and restaurants sprang up along its length during the postwar boom, but the Pink Motel is one of very few to have survived; the route faded in importance when I-5 went in, and the area is now largely industrial.
The motel and café complex, designed with Mid-Century Modern touches like decorative concrete block and an angular, star-topped neon sign, is now primarily used as a film location,seen in Dexter, The O.C., and The Whole Ten Yards.
9457 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, CA,
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1102 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
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1369 N.3rd St.
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