Three from Eugene

The extremely pink Travel Lodge. Telephone: DIamond 2-1109.

No attempts to make the place look nice, either. Did the photographer rent cars from a local junkyard?

Artist’s rendering of the new Holiday Inn on Coburg, with the Lion’s Den meeting room.

The Valley River Shopping Center, “Oregon’s largest regional center with a ‘climate-controlled’ mall.”

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5 thoughts on “Three from Eugene

  1. Good old Valley River Center. In that picture it looks just like it did in the 80’s. We used to go there specifically for “dough cones,” from the cookie store by Meier & Frank. They consisted of a scoop of chocolate-chip cookie dough atop a cone.

  2. Don’t be so hard on the photographer of the pink TraveLodge. Those were new cars and trucks in 1959 or so. The picture was shot in black and white and then the colors assigned. After doing the pink building, the colorist assigned dull colors to the autos. They weren’t really that color. They might have been shiny new red or blue cars and trucks!

  3. Interesting tidbt about Doug’s info which would explain a lot.

    I just thought pink must have been the “in” color for the motels.

  4. But doesn’t the quiescent blue of the swimming pool make you want to take a road trip…using .35 per gallon fuel (or whatever it cost back then!!!)?

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