Texas Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels

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El Tropicano Motor Hotel
San Antonio, TX
Beverly Crest Motor Inn
El Paso, TX
The El Tropicano Motor Hotel was built in 1962. It is now owned by Holiday Inn and known as the Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. For more, see this website. [map]

The Beverly Crest Motor Inn building is intact but the original sign has been replaced since this postcard. [map]

El Montan Motor Hotel
San Antonio, TX
Cottonwood Motel
La Grange, TX
The El Montan Motor Hotel was built in 1950. It originally had a flat canopy with a smaller sign on top of it. The motel was expanded in 1963. This canopy and sign are probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cottonwood Motel appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

American Motor Inn Motel
Snyder, TX
This American Motor Inn Motel location was probably built in the 1960s. There were other locations in Big Spring, TX, Amarillo, TX, Pecos, TX, Albuquerque, NM, and Lordsburg, NM. There were probably others. [map]

Drummers Inn
Fort Worth, TX
The Drummers Inn was built in 1963. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Statler-Hilton Hotel
Dallas, TX
The Statler-Hilton Hotel was designed by William Tabler and built in 1956. It was renamed the Grand Hotel in 1988. The building was vacant from 2001 until 2011 when restoration work began. Work was still taking place in 2016. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

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