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Postcards from the Buena Vista Motel

This postcard of the Buena Vista Motel was published by Gallagher’s Studio of Photography and appears to be circa the early 1970s.

The text on the back reads:

Buena Vista Motel & Sky Room Restaurant
On Skyline Drive – Just off Hi-way 194 – Central Entrance – With a Panorama View of City and Lake Superior. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting – Ceramic Tile Baths (Tubs & Showers) – Individually Controlled Hot Water Heat – TV and Phones in all Units. Built-in Ironing Boards with Steam Irons. Open Year ‘Round. 1144 Mesaba Ave. Phone 722-7796 Duluth, Minn.
And the Food at the Sky Room is as good as the View

The postcard above is also from Gallagher’s Studio and has a 1962 postmark on the back, with a similar description.

Another post on Perfect Duluth Day shows off “Postcards from the Sky Room Restaurant at the Buena Vista.” As explained in that post:

The Buena Vista Motel and its lounge and restaurant opened in 1962. Mr. & Mrs. Jerome J. LaPlante were the original owners. Bob Magie, Bob Nylen and Jerry Strum bought it in 1986 and oversaw a remodel in 1995. They operated the business for nearly 20 years before selling in 2005 to developer Tim Wiklund, who demolished the structure to create the 45-unit Superior Vista condominium complex.

Below are a few other random Buena Vista postcards.

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