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TimK

about 2 years ago

In an effort to tease out a hint, I will guess that this is attached to a long-defunct business.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Nope. Not defunct.

Barrett Chase

about 2 years ago

Looks like this is gonna be a real stumper. As Paul said, this business is still in operation. This signpost, however, is not.

akjuneau

about 2 years ago

Can't remember the name of it, but is it outside the motel on Cody Street up by the ramp to/from Interstate 35? Direct-dial phones would have been an important selling point for a motel, circa 1965.

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

I'm going to guess that blue motel on the hillside just off of 6th Ave. E., up the hill from the Coop.

Barrett Chase

about 2 years ago

Akjuneau has it. It's the Allyndale Motel just off Cody Street.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I'm not sure if the sign belongs to the Allyndale or not, but isn't it on the property of the Cody Inn Apartments?

Barrett Chase

about 2 years ago

That could be the case. It's on the corner of 68th & Cody. The sign above the telephone sign reads "MOTEL," but doesn't indicate any particular name of a motel.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I think the sign is either to indicate "you can turn here to get to the Allyndale" or it might be a relic of the Cody Inn being a motel before it was apartments.

governmenthookah

about 2 years ago

My family always called that the No Tell Motel because we never knew the name.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

To further clarify: The Cody Inn Apartments was the Cody Inn Motel during the late 1990s, and was the Tru-Vu-Motel going back into the 1980s and 1970s. So you might say the sign in this photo likely has nothing to do with the Allyndale Motel, since it's on the Cody Inn property ... however ... in the early 1990s, between its era as the Tru-Vu-Motel and Cody Inn Motel, the building was an annex of the Allyndale Motel. (This according to various Duluth city directories). The sign is probably from the Tru-Vu-Motel era, but I'm just guessing.

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