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*Most of the Chrome cards are 1950s-70s, and the B/W cards are from the 1930s-40s

West Side
 

40 Motel
3705 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio
Rt. 40 West at City Limits

"The Ultimate"


40 Motel
3705 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio
Route 40 - Western City Limits
Inn Towne Motel
595 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
on Routes 3, 40 and 62
Imperial '400' Motel
665 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
Old Trail Motel
3604 W. Broad St.
Columbus 4, Ohio

14 units on U.S. Rt. 40,
just one block west of city.
Nationwide Inn
An Albert Pick Motel
4101 West Broad. St. (U.S. 40)
at Georgesville. Rd.
7 Acre Camp
4491 U.S. Highway 40
Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio

This scan was donated
by Cyndie Gerken
Idle Hour Motel
4530 W. Broad St.
U.S. Route 40
Two miles West of
Columbus, Ohio
Holiday Inn of Columbus
U.S. Highway 40 West
4601 W. Broad. Street
Holiday Inn of Columbus
U.S. Highway 40 West
4601 W. Broad. Street

Nice Peeping Tom Photo
Holiday Inn of Columbus
U.S. Highway 40 West
4601 W. Broad. Street
The Hollywood Inn
4655 West Broad Street
Route 40
Columbus, Ohio

This scan was donated
by Cyndie Gerken
Lincoln Lodge
2-1/2 miles West of
Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. Route 40
Lincoln Lodge
4950 W. Broad
Columbus, Ohio
Manor Motel
5314 West Broad St.
7.3 miles West of the center
of Columbus

"None Finer"
Manor Motel
U.S. Route #40
2-1/2 miles West of
Columbus, Ohio

New Rome Motel
5246 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio

Written on back in blue ballpoint:
"We stayed here Friday Night,
Aug. 23, 1974
Rate - $10.40, Incl. Tax"

Camp 40 Motel
at West City Limits
Columbus, Ohio
on Route 40

20 Modern Cottages
Lee Motel
5757 W. Broad St.
U.S. 40 - 3 miles West of
Columbus, Ohio
Alfred's Auto Court
10 Miles West of Columbus
on Route 40 (West Jefferson)

Postmarked 1940
B&B Motel
US Route 40 at West Jefferson
10 Miles West of Columbus, O


Bagley & Baker,
Owners & Operators

This is Alfred's with new owners
Brewer's Tourist Court
Rt. 40 West 10 Miles from
Downtown Columbus

"The Blue & White Auto Court
Built in Half Circle. Alton, Ohio"

This scan was donated
by Cyndie Gerken
Fettrow Village
At U.S. Routes 40 and 42
Cloverleaf, 20 miles West of
Columbus, Ohio
Fettrow Village
Midway between Springfield
and Columbus, Ohio
at U.S. 40-42 Cloverleaf

Real Photo Post Card (RPPC)

 

North End

 
Buckey Motel
1300 Harrisburg Pike
Columbus 23, Ohio

Located on U.S. Route 62
Ohio Route #3
Ohio Stater Inn
2060 N. High St.
Columbus 1, Ohio
Ohio Stater Inn
2060 N. High St.
Columbus 1, Ohio
Bel-Mar Ocean View
4426 Shields Place
Columbus, Ohio

"When in Columbus, all guests
of Saturday Nite Live stay at
the Bel-Mar Ocean View"

This one is odd. The card
is early 80s, but the pic is
Art Deco. It is a small house
on a residential street. Can't
find any info on the motel.
Plus there is no ocean
for hundreds of miles.
Northland Inn Motel
Morse Road & North Freeway 71
Columbus, Ohio

Only minutes away from
Downtown, the Fairgrounds,
the Airport, Ohio State University
and the new ultr-modern
Northland Shopping Center.
Northland Anchor Inn Motel
Restaurant & Lounge
Morse Road & N. Freeway I-71
Columbus, Ohio

Sign Says:
"Dine & Dance
Bob Henry Trio"

*Same motel as above with new sign and 2nd floor on restaurant

Hospitality Motor Inn I.R. 71 at S.R. 161 (Ganville Rd.), Columbus, Ohio
Olentangy Inn
1299 Olentangy River Road
Columbus 12, Ohio

Coffee Shop, Dining Room,
French Side-Walk Cafe.
Year 'round swimming pool.
Cocktail Lounge with entertainment.
Columbus Rodeway Inn
900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Stage Door Restaurant &
The Bijou Lounge
Arlington Arms Motel
1335 Dublin Rd. (R33 NW)
Columbus, Ohio

Kings Inn Restaurnat &
Silver Chalice Cocktail Lounge
Columbus Travelodge
and Explorers Restaurant
1070 Dublin Rd.
State Rt. 33
Columbus Travelodge
1070 Dublin Rd.
Columbus 12, Ohio

On Ohio Route 33, North,
connecting with U.S. 40, 23
and Interstate 71
Explorers Resturant
(at Columbus Travelodge)

5 Minutes from Downtown
N.W. on U.S. Rt. 33
Holiday Inn of
Columbus North

Route 161 and I 71 North
A.B.C. Motor Court Hotel, Inc.
5050 North High Street
Columbus 14, Ohio
A.B.C. Motor Court Hotel, Inc.
on Route U.S. 23
5050 North High Street
Columbus 14, Ohio
Del Rancho Motel
on U.S. Route #23
8585 North High Street
Worthington, Ohio

 

East Side

 
Mid-City Motel
950 E. Broad St. (U.S.40)
Columbus, Ohio
Brookside Tour-O-Tel
3020 E. Main Street
Rt. 40 Columbus, Ohio

Made when the motel was new.
Brookside Tour-O-Tel
3020 E. Main Street
Rt. 40 Columbus, Ohio
Brookside Motel
3020 E. Main St.
5 Miles E. U.S. 40
Columbus, Ohio

10 Min. from Airport

Brookside Motel
3020 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio

Still open today,
and looks just like this.

40 Winks Motel
3190 East Main St.
On Route U.S. 40 East
Columbus 9, Ohio

Ultra-Modern

Nice perspective
40 Winks Motel & Restaurant
3190 E. Main St. on US 40 East
Columbus 13, Ohio

"Rest in the Best"
40 Winks Motel
& Winkie Cocktail Lounge

3190 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio 43213

"Rest in the Best for Less"
Van Horn's Deluxe
Rooms & Cabins

3257 E. Main St. on U.S. 40
Columbus, Ohio

Date written on back:
Sun. Aug. 13, 1950
DeLay's Cabin Court
3291 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio
Route 40
De Lay's Cabin Court
3291 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio
Route 40

Postmarked 1941
Cabin-Town
3456 E. Main Street
On U.S. Route no. 40
Columbus, Ohio

"Modern Tourist Camp.
Six Acres of sunshine & shadows"

This scan was donated
by Cyndie Gerken
Cabin-Town
3456 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio

Modern Tourist Camp
On U.S. Route no. 40

Same photo as above, but
they replaced the weeds
with Art Deco lettering.

circa 1930s (look at the cars)
Coachman Motel
3686 E. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio

Where Friendliness Predominates
Coachman Motel
3686 E. Main Street
Columbus, OHIO

"Home of the Travelling Man"
Sims Modern Heated Cabins
3717 E. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio
Robert E. Lee Motel
3768 E. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio
Route 40 East
12 Min. from Down Town
Skyline Motel
3840 East Main Street
Columbus 13, Ohio
on U.S. Highway 40
3 Blocks East of City Limits
Skyline Motel
East on U.S. Rt. #40
3840 E. Main Street
Columbus 13, Ohio

That is is the coolest sign!
Alamo Motel
3855 E. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio
Dohmen Motel
3919 E. Main St., Route 40
Columbus, Ohio

Postmarked 1952
Dohmen Motel
3919 E. Main St., Route 40
Columbus, Ohio

Probably 1940s
Dohmen Motel Restaurant
3919 E. Main St., Route 40
Columbus, Ohio
Billick Motel
3939 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Motor Lodge
3984 E. Main St. - Route 40
Columbus, Ohio
The Colonial Motel
4165 East Main Street.
On Route 40, East
Columbus 13, Ohio

"A Haven of Hospitality"
The Homestead Motel
4182 East Main Street.
Columbus, Ohio
On U.S. 40, 5 miles east
of Downtown.

"A Haven of Hospitality"
The Homestead Motel
4182 East Main Street.
Route 40, Columbus, Ohio
The Homestead Motel
4182 East Main St. - Route 40
Columbus, Ohio

This one is still open!
The Columbia Motel - UAA
"Your Home for the Night"
4308 E. Main Street on Route 40
Columbus 13, Ohio
Holiday Motel
4420 E. Main Street
Columbus, Ohio

"The Best Costs No More"
Key 53 Motel
4444 E. Main St.
Columbus 13, Ohio
On Route U.S. 40 East
Key 53 & Key DiVille Motel
4444 E. Main St.
Columbus 13, Ohio
U.S. 40 East

Get a Closer look
at this far-out sign
Motel Pam
4545 E. Main Street
(corner of Main & Hamilton)
Columbus 9, Ohio
8 Miles East on Route 40

Postmarked 1951
Dream Village Tourist Court
4650 E. Main St.,
Columbus, Ohio

Located 6-1/2 miles east of
Columbus on scenic Route 40

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge 5000 East Main Street (U.S. 40 East.), Columbus, Ohio

Kights Inn
No Specific Location

But I think this is either
on Brice Rd. or Hamilton Rd.,
East Side

Al-Rick Motel
6830 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

This looks like the same
building as the following
four motels...
Albert Pick Motel
On Historic National Pike
U.S. Route 40
10 Miles East of Columbus, Ohio

This is a later version of the
Rose Hill Court shown below
Rose Hill Court
On Route 40 Ten miles east of
Columbus, Ohio
P.O. Box 100, Reynoldsburg

This scan was donated
by Cyndie Gerken
Rose Hill Court
on Historic National Pike
(U.S. Route 40)
10 miles east of Columbus, Ohio
Haft Motel
6765 E. Main (Route 40)
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

10 Miles East of Columbus, Ohio

(this looks very much like the
Rose Hill Court shown above,
and is also 10 miles east...)
Ma & Pa's
Restaurant and Motel

14 Miles E. of
Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. 40
Pioneer Motel
14 Miles E. of
Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. 40

Mailing Address:
Rt. 3 Pataskala, Ohio
Kellers I-70 Motel
4724 Keller's Rd. S.W.
Hebron, Ohio
20 Miles East of Columbus

New in '70


South End
 
Village Inn Motel
920 South High St.
Columbus, Ohio

Postmarked 1964
South Wind Motel
919 S. High St.
Columbus, Ohio
U.S. Route #23
The Clarmont Motor Inn
650 S. High St.
Columbus 15, Ohio

On Rt. 23, 2 minutes south
of Broad (Route 40), next
to Clarmont Steak House
The Clarmont Motor Inn
650 S. High St.
Columbus, Ohio
On Rt. 23, 2 minutes south of
freeway exit High St., I-71 and 70
Shady Manor Motel
9 Miles South from Downtown
Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. Route 23
Holiday Inn Downtown
Columbus, Ohio
Fourth & Town Street

Postmarked 1973


Related Columbus Postcards
 
Glass Bowl Restaurant
2500 East Main Street
Columbus-Bexley, Ohio
Westgate Trailer Park
201 Wilson Road
Columbus, Ohio

Real Photo Post Card
Georges Drive-In
and Driving Range

U.S. Route 40, 3 Miles West of
Columbus, Ohio
Georges Drive-In Restaurant
and Golf Driving Range

3 Miles West of Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. Route 40

Postmarked 1957
Georges Drive-In Restaurant
and Golf Driving Range

3 Miles West of Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. Route 40
Georges Drive-In Restaurant
and Golf Driving Range

3 Miles West of Columbus, Ohio
on U.S. Route 40
Brown's Pottery Shoppe
Route 40
3331 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio
Lynd Fruit Farm
Pataskala, Ohio
12 Miles East of Columbus
on U.S. 40
Howard Johnson's
of Columbus, Ohio

"Come to Columbus
and discover America."
Downtown Columbus
Broad & High Streets
The Jai Lai
Olentangy River Road
between Fifth & King Avenues
Columbus, Ohio

"...the metropolitan restaurant
of the Midwest."
Emil's Steer Inn
Nationally Known Drive-In,
Sandwich Shop & Restaurant

4484 East Main St.
U.S. Route 40
Columbus, OH

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