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Travelers Rest Motel

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c. 1947, 1964, 1965. 14275 Lincoln Hwy. (U.S. 30), 2.8 miles east of Everett

An inn has graced this site, dubbed “Traveler's Rest,” since the Forbes Road first ran along the hilltop to the north. The present building is immediately identifiable as a motel by its bright yellow-colored roof of intersecting peaks, and although it bears a striking resemblance to the A-frame orange roofs of Howard Johnson's motels of the 1950s, this motel was never part of that national chain. The owner had the buildings designed and built by local contractors. The present facility has evolved from tourist cabins to an attached motel row and, finally, to this 1960s A-frame. In the complex, a separate, later A-frame building with a shingled roof is the owner's home and office.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Travelers Rest Motel", [Everett, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 386-386.

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