Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Places to Stay n' Play in the San Gabriel Valley

Monterey Park, Cal.

A 1957 advertisement.
(Click on images to zoom in)

The motel in August, 2010.

The motel is flanked by requisite palm trees as seen from Garvey Avenue, a main road heading east and west before the Ramona Freeway (San Bernardino) came in by 1954.  The freeway ended in the east at Rosemead Boulevard, but an extension was completed around July, 1956.

Alhambra, Cal.

Further west these motels are also on Garvey Avenue, in Alhambra.
(I previously posted this location as Monterey Park in error.)
An earlier postcard look at the Midwick Motor Hotel, located at 2436 W. Garvey Avenue.
Present-day address is 1901 Garvey Avenue.

Montebello, Cal.

A motel right on the busy boulevard long before the Pomona Freeway came through.

The motel in August, 2010, its Californian moniker dropped.

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