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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