White Towers Motel

White Towers Motel

This is an interesting photo from Paul, Idaho.  This White Towers Motel was located on Highway 25 where the Wrangler Insurance is now, across from the D.L. Evans Bank on Ellis.  White Towers Motel and Cafe burned down in the late ’60s or early ’70s.  You can see some of the rooms to the right.  Likely built in the classic style of the rooms around the perimeter with the office, facilities, and café in the central building.  I cannot tell if it had a gas station as part of it as well.  Some of these old hotels did not have bathrooms and showers in the rooms, but in the main building.  This one may have followed that design.

While Paul had other older hotels, this one certainly filled the motoring stage of the city with it built on the highway as opposed to the old railroad downtown.  If I recall, the highway was built and the roads oiled in the mid 1930s, and looking at the design, this building probably came shortly afterward.

This was just a vacant lot in my earliest memories.  None of the rooms were there either.

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