There’s an old abandoned motel on Rt. 23 in Delaware, Ohio that we’ve driven past a few times and one day this past summer I finally got around to photographing it. There’s not a lot to see from the outside other than it is in the shape of an L and from the looks of the boarded windows and doors the rooms must not have been very big. There were a lot of motels like this in the 60’s and earlier for the weary traveler/family who was on their road trip. Rt. 23 now is very busy now but back in this motel’s prime I imagine it was just a two lane road.
I haven’t been able to find any information on it other than one photographer’s Flickr account where she was able to get into it back in 2007 and photographed the interiors. Here is the link to her photo of a shower in one of the rooms – if this doesn’t remind you of Psycho I don’t know what will!
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave….(Hotel California by The Eagles)