Norman’s Motel by Vintage Roadtrip

205 Saco Ave.
Old Orchard Beach, ME

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Rockport Harbor by Vintage Roadtrip

Rockport, MA

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New Jersey Cowboy by Vintage Roadtrip

780 Hwy 40,
Woodstown, NJ

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Marsh Stogies by Vintage Roadtrip

Wheeling, WV.

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Bull Durham Ghost by Vintage Roadtrip

Cambridge, OH.

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Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl by Vintage Roadtrip

532 Mcintire Ave.
Zanesville, OH

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East End Cafe by Vintage Roadtrip

1358 Greenwood Ave.
Zanesville, Ohio

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Pink Motel by Vintage Roadtrip

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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Desert Market by Vintage Roadtrip

Daggett,CA

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4 U Motel by Vintage Roadtrip

1102 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO

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Thunderbird Lodge by Vintage Roadtrip

1369 N.3rd St.
Laramie, WY

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Colonnade Hotel by Vintage Roadtrip

Eureka, Nevada

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The Big Four by Vintage Roadtrip

Ely, Nevada

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