Amy, The Belle of Beechmont, has been exploring the history of her neighborhood and came up with a um, kind of seedy story. While it’s great that pieces of our architectural history and Americana survive today, sometimes it gets transformed in a less-than-stellar way. Here’s Amy:
Today, the Louisville Manor Motel (4600 Dixie Highway) is known for the attached adult movie theater and rooms available by the hour. These photos were taken when the Louisville Manor Motor Court, as it was called then, was still a nice family place.
The entrance from Dixie Highway. Taken 1954:
The lobby. Taken 1953:
A guest room. Taken 1953:
And here’s the entrance from Dixie Highway today. Indi’s Restaurant took the place of the swimming pool area:
Just in case anyone’s not sure what to expect from the Louisville Manor experience, here’s a close-up of the sign:
Here’s a closer look at the back portion of the motel:
I know you want to see what the inside of the motel looks like now. It was against my better judgement to go in there and start snapping pictures.
Thanks to Amy for visiting this spot, taking photos, and letting us know this, at one time, was a spot for vacationing families. It reminds us of Mad Men…