Photos by Retiring Guy
A Middleton classic closes. The Colonial Motel was the last of the city's old-time motels providing inexpensive rooms to weary travelers. (Madison.com, 11/18/2008)
Before there was a bypass and prior to the arrival in Middleton of bigger names like Marriott, Hilton, Fairfield and Staybridge, there was the Colonial. Its closure and planned demolition ends an era of old-school motels that once were clustered on Highway 12 on this city's north side.
All that's left of the motel is a crumbling parking lot.