Lazy A Motel

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Lazy A Motel
Lazy A Motel is located in Illinois
Lazy A Motel
Nearest city Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates 39°50′21″N 89°37′59″W / 39.83917°N 89.63306°W / 39.83917; -89.63306Coordinates: 39°50′21″N 89°37′59″W / 39.83917°N 89.63306°W / 39.83917; -89.63306
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1948-49
Architectural style Other, Southwest Vernacular
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 94001268[1]
Added to NRHP November 8, 1994

The Lazy A Motel is a historic former motel located along Old U.S. Route 66 in Springfield, Illinois. The motel was built in 1948-49 and had 13 rooms arranged in a U shape, with garages located between the rooms. The building was designed in the Southwestern Vernacular style, which can be seen in its stucco walls, its flat tile roof, and its cast iron railings and fixtures. The motel was one of many mom and pop motels built along US 66; however, it was one of only two dozen such motels remaining in Illinois as of 1994. Since the motel's closure, the building has been used for apartments.[2] The motel was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 8, 1994.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ Kirchner, Charles (July 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Lazy A Motel". National Park Service. Retrieved January 28, 2013.