This is the former Glen Mae Motel and later the Holiday Motel on the east
side of Stroud. The buildings look like they date to the late 40s or early
50s. I'd guess the name change to "Holiday Motel" came about
after the advent of the Holiday Inn chain of motels appeared in the mid
50s. Wasn't uncommon for older motels to make that change in hopes of
pulling in a few guests because of the name.
the mid 1950s the motel was still advertising "Panel Ray - Furnace
Heat". At the time a narrow uprightsign carried just the word "MOTEL"
running from top to nottom. The sign was centered between the two driveways.
What is now an all asphalt parking lot was a "U" shaped drive
around a grassy center. The dark rectangle on the end wall at the left
was a large window that has been filled in.
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You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane
road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned
lanes are still there.