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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Motor Court Cottages

Pretty much everyone has seen these little motel buildings beside busy
roads in vacation areas.  I've always had a soft spot for these buildings,
partially because of the great variety in their designs.  I have always 
thought they would make great guest houses for a vacation home, or
cabins for a family camp. Does anyone know the story behind these things?
Most seem to date from roughly post WWII until the late 60's or so
and they clearly were very popular during that time. Is their design organic
and colloquial or the result of a travel industry trend, with standard designs
and pre-fab units ?

Correction: turns out this trend started during the depression.


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