Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day 6, Pt.2 - A Night At The Plaza

With it's triangular main column, uneven vertical rods, panels of various shapes, and light-chasing boomerang pointing the way, the sign in front of the Plaza Motel in Bryan, Ohio, is a wonderful (and rare in Ohio) surviving example of mid-century modern design.

The chasing lights are still mechanically, not electronically controlled. You can hear the control motor spinning inside. One circuit was dead on each side... hopefully they have plans to repair that, as it really is a wonderful sign.

Yes, I stayed here. It's an old-fashioned motor court. Clean, neat, tidy, quiet, cheap, and very comfortable. I'll stay there again next time, too. I have pictures of my room... just ask if you'd like to see them.

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