A Ford at a small hotel-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 08:53 am:



I don't know f it is a hotel, it looks like it could be one though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:33 am:

Except for the attached garage, it looks like a railroad "bunkhouse".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:48 am:

Not a very welcoming place, no rocking chairs on the porches! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:57 am:

That place would look a lot better with a brightly colored vinyl siding, aluminum triple track windows, 3 tv dishes on the roof, and pavement from the front porch to the street with parking meters...right Burger


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:01 pm:

You got it, Seth. Gotta cover up any trace of organic or cool. Stuff like
that will scar the minds of youth for generations to come ! There IS no
excuse !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:14 pm:

On a less serious note, that IS the the classic look of a country hotel or
boarding house. They were commonplace in the 1880's, .... well into the
20th century. It is fun to read old City directories and note the residential
listings. LOTS of people considered this type living arrangement perfectly
fine.

Finding the outhouse pits for these places can be VERY rewarding, of the
neighborhood was a bit seedy in the day. The holes ended up full of whiskey
bottles, some of which are quite valuable. With that many posteriors in one
residence, the privys got a lot of traffic !

The good news is, most have been torn down and a mobile home park built
over the site, or a new WalMart parking lot. More plastic, more landfill. It's
the American way.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale Peterson College Place, WA on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 05:46 pm:

That really looks like the Ritter Hot Springs hotel in east central Oregon. It was built around 1900 and before being moved to make way for the swimming pool was more in line with the general store that looks like the second building in the picture. I have been there many times and have taken Model T's there on tours twice.
It operates Memorial Day to Labor Day. No TV, internet, or cell service. There is a telephone for emergencies. Just like in T times.
There are 8 motel rooms that you can stay in, just put the money in the cash box in the general store. Be sure to bring something to eat, the closest food is at a gas station/store in Dale, Oregon a fee miles north on highway 395, or in Long Creek 20 miles away there is a great restaurant at the general store there.
Oh, and did I tell you, Mike Tillay that owns the place is the greatest to visit with. Owns and operates a family business in Walla Walla the rest of the year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Friday, December 30, 2016 - 09:44 pm:

The White Hotel in Fowlerville, MI. The chap holding the dogs could be my grand dad. Age is about right. Younger gals would be is step sisters.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 12:31 am:

Herb. Nice pic!
Gary. You serious? That's cool. :-)


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