Sunday, June 27, 2010

So long White Haven Motor Lodge - Modernism at Risk on Metcalf

I am ashamed to say that I have had a series of posts planned about the Metcalf strip that included the White Haven Motor Lodge for over a year. Time and energy have worked against me lately on getting these posts adequately researched and photographed.

Unfortunately it is now time to say goodbye to the White Haven Motor Lodge. The sign and all of the contents of the motel will be sold this week at auction. Demolition of the motel is probably inevitable at this point. Sad to think that in this economy demolition will happen so that a vacant lot can sit there for another five years or more.

I wonder if any traction can be gained to purchase this sign and keep it in the area where it belongs!


Fein1 said...

Sad to see an icon go.

The DLC said...

I know for a fact that the Johnson County Museum is working very hard to get the sign. Other than leaving it in place, that's the best possible scenario I can think of.

robert said...

KCMODERN has spoke to the Johnson County Museum about them being the best possible location other than having it stay where it is.