Photos February 2005: Phil Edwards
Santa Maria, California -- 210 South Nicholson

Like the other seven or so other complexes opened in California during 1969, the Santa Maria Motor Lodge and Restaurant shared design and architectural elements like the signature A-frame Gate Lodge and West-style restaurant. Moreover the guest buildings employed standard amenities and had sliders with abbreviated patios and balconies. still 1995

By the middle 2000s the Motor Lodge had become a Comfort Inn and the Restaurant an International House of Pancakes.

While both the Gate Lodge and Restaurant structures survived until at least the middle 2000s, the Gate Lodge had been considerably.
Santa Maria's standard late 1960s California guest buildings with abbreviated patios and balconies

Only moderately altered, Santa Maria's California or West-style restaurant turned IHOP remained recognizable into the 2000s.

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