The Life and Times of the American Motel #8


Lamplighter Motel (Las Vegas, NV)

5 comments:

thombeau said...

I love it!

Geoff said...

humankind's crowning architectural achievement

Christopher said...

we'll start here..then work our way up to The Flamingo..

Tommy O'C said...

Ring-a-ding-ding!

Mr DeBakey said...

The Lamplighter in Vegas is a big old-fashioned motor court.

This Lamplighter is [was] in Reno.

Its now called Lakemill Lodge:

"Sunday's sweep of the Lakemill Lodge near downtown followed two recent killings at the low-budget motel that police say has become a haven from criminals and drug users.

A few weeks ago, a 30-year-old man was killed in the parking garage of the lodge because, police said, he confronted his drug dealer about being sold fake drugs.

In November, a convicted felon riding his bike was shot and killed outside the motel.

And in October, another convicted felon was arrested in one of the motel's rooms after police said he fatally bludgeoned and robbed a substitute teacher, then robbed and beat a man at an adult bookstore so he could buy crack cocaine.

Police said calls to the Lakemill Lodge have exceeded 100 per month."