Friday, June 14, 2019

Then and Now: 900 block of Ann Street, Madison WI

Then.  Mid-1960s.  (Didn't find a Madison telephone directory yellow pages ad prior to 1964.  Badger Road apartments in background.)
From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

From the 1964 Madison telephone directory

From the 1972 Madison telephone directory.  (Add a bunch more credit cards, color television, Coliseum location)

From the 1973 Madison telephone directory.  (Bigger ad, same Sleepy Bear mascot.  Map added. New amenities:  patio, baby cribs, conference room, 24 hour switch board, commercial rates.)

From the 1984 Madison telephone directory.  (Back to a smaller-size ad.  Stressing 'affordable rates'.  Senior citizen discounts, outdoor plug ins.)

Now.  On Applegate Road (frontrage road south of Beltline, i.e., 12, 14, 18, & 151) looking at the approximate location of where the Travel Lodge used to sit.
Photos and video by Retiring Guy

Mad City Mitsubishi now occupies the Travel Lodge site.

The Travel Lodge came to an ignominious end.

Robbery suspect.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/22/1991; all articles accessed via Newsbanks)
Police were seeking a man who robbed the Travel Lodge Motel, 910 Ann St., of an undetermined amount of money early Tuesday, Madison police reported.

Youth, 18, is arrested on second crack charge.  (Capital Times, 6/12/1991)
Myles bailed out of jail on that charge, but was arrested again after a maid allegedly discovered cocaine June 7 while cleaning a room Myles was using at the Travel Lodge at 910 Ann St.

Jailed man may be murder suspect.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/12/1992)
When police were called to the Travel Lodge, 910 Ann St., at noon Friday to check on a drunk man, Officer Jerry Goehring recognized the drunk man as fitting the description of Carroll.

Aerial view then (1981)

Aerial view now

Other Madison Then and Now posts:
Madison General Hospital.  (6/11/2019)
State and Francis streets.  (6/10/2019)
UW-Madison Agriculture Hall.  (6/3/2019)
The Edgewater Hotel   You don't mess with a classic art moderne building.  (6/2/2019)
North and south of the Beltline and east of West Towne Mall.  (4/30/2019)
North and south of the Beltline in the West Towne Mall area.  (4/2/2019)
Beltline, Whitney Way, Odana Road, and University Research Park.  (3/5/2019)
652 State Street.  (3/5/2019)

City-County Building.  (9/1/2015)
Veterans Administration Hospital. (8/27/2015)
The Red Gym:  When will the unobstructed view return?  ()7/22/2015)
UW-Madison College of Agriculture.  (7/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Historical Society.  (7/21/2015)
UW-Madison Memorial Union.  (7/21/2015)

240 West Gilman.  (9/6/2013)
North Carroll Street between West Johnson and West Gorham.  (9/5/2013)
East Mifflin & North Pinckney.  (8/30/2013)

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