02 August 2016

A star is born and died

Cresent Motel, Allendale, SC  
I haven't been posting much downtown Charleston in the Charleston Daily Photo series lately but heck, it's been too hot to walk until right before dark so I run around my neighborhood at dusk. Meanwhile I will try to entertain you with fun shots from my backroad albums. I love these rusty old signs on the abandoned motels up and down the old highways. Seems like someone should be buying them up to refurbish. Not me, but someone.

Edit: Interesting discussion came up on facebook as to whether this was simply a typo that became permanent. I am not the first or last person to get the image. Here is an old postcard when it was in business.

Then I found this key for sale on ebay with Crescent spelled the usual way. Perhaps Room 3 had special meaning for someone and they will turn over $16 for it.


  1. I wonder if they're past the point of no return.

    1. Probably but I don't want to believe it. People love vintage things these days and these are very impressive.

    2. Cresent Motel? What happened to the C? Or was that a family name?

  2. Oooh, I love the rusty old sign with the star! Would never buy it, though, because - spelling.


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