Gas / Motels / Hotels https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/category_Gas_Motel_Hotel en Pruce's Motor Inn https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Pruces <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pruce&#039;s Motor Inn</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">I cannot count the number of years, let alone the number of individual times, that I've passed this location and thought to myself, "I really should stop there at some point and have a look around".  Finally, I took the opportunity to do so on the long weekend of September.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The first thing one notices is the collapsed section, followed closely by the burned section.  From there the eye wanders to the graffiti and the rest of the typical damage one sees at a place neglected for so long.  Something in particular that caught my attention, however, was one of the names spray-painted several times on the walls.  Venise.</p> <p><img alt="View of main entrance." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cdac1648-48d4-4005-acd3-fa2654b29a8e" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_9154.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">At first, I wondered why that name, among many others, had stopped my eye, but then I remembered...  I had seen this same name on the Lakewood Motel outside of Wawa (link is in the <strong>See Also</strong> section above).  Apparently Venise likes motels.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I wandered the scant remains of the building, attempting to get a sense of what it looked like in its day.  The destruction was pretty thorough, however, and it challenged the imagination to get any image.</p> <p><img alt="Watch pigeons." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f1fbd780-8635-4f6a-8eec-36f9c39ff9de" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_9197.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">When I ascended the stairs, I realized that I wasn't alone.  There were eyes watching me.  Several sets, and they were nearby.  I could feel them on me.  And they were nervous.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The front room contained watch-pigeons...  and I knew I'd have to tread carefully if I was to avoid harm from these viciously protective beasts.  Saying soothing words in soft tones, I took my pictures and retreated, mindful of the bloodshed I'd narrowly avoided.</p> <p><img alt="Main staircase." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8dcc2ba5-12ff-4430-b359-943642b0a976" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_9183.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">As I went back to my truck, I mentally crossed this one off the list of "one-day" places I would get around to.  While there's not much left, I don't regret having stopped and taken in just a little local history.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=6&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="-e8PEPWBJ1-dg0MxTp6BCQ2deL1uGrlPj7CrH0mqHGU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 6 at https://urbexobsession.com Prairie Lodge Motel and Nearby Garage https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Prairie_Lodge <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prairie Lodge Motel and Nearby Garage</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:43</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">With free time from a conference, and a rental car at my disposal, my tour of rural Colorado continued.  The intersection of a small, almost ghost town, just off the highway immediately showed me an interesting little gas station.  It was a call-back to the days when you get your car fixed at most gas stations, and everything was about service.  Days long gone.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Across the road, I spotted a sign that caught my interest... A motel!  Excellent!</p> <p class="text-align-justify">There wasn't a great deal inside, but it DID have something I had never seen before in real life... Tumbleweeds!</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=87&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="h-AHVS_laQBENw38TuFpenWJx4AdcnjOhuuw37RhLlw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:43:26 +0000 Mike 87 at https://urbexobsession.com Lakewood Motel https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Lakewood_Motel <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lakewood Motel</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">While camping at an Ontario Provincial Park, we decided, as we often do, to take a drive and explore the surroundings beyond the park.  On this particular day, the weather was being a little uncooperative, so we didn't mind spending the time in the truck.</p> <p><img alt="Empty sign by the highway." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d7197ab0-b860-4da0-b639-ad9d45981672" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7701.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">As we wandered about, we saw a number of interesting things, but this jumped out at us.  Unfortunately, it had jumped out to someone else as well, so we decided to continue on and stop on the way back.  On the return trip, I pulled in, grabbed my camera and set about checking the place out.</p> <p><img alt="Looking down the line of units." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4215bc2c-9d97-4207-b95a-9ca8d02fc4e6" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7705.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">What little I've been able to piece together is that the Lakewood Motel was opened in 1980, but closed in 2010.  I was able to find only one online review from 2008 in which the customer seemed quite pleased.</p> <p><img alt="2010 calendar." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="dd589ef4-0c3e-4fa3-ab15-2c12355fa327" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DSC_7738.jpg" /></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The calendars inside, and various paperwork suggested the 2010 closing date.  Google Street View images from 2012 showed the place was still in reasonable condition.  At this point, however, as you'll see from the photos, the vandals have clearly had their way with the place.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Update August 14, 2017:</strong>  The motel was completely destroyed by fire.  See attached news article for details.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-file-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">File Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://urbexobsession.com/sites/default/files/2017-11/20170814_Wawa-news.com_Lakewood_Motel_Burns_Down.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=233961" title="20170814_Wawa-news.com_Lakewood_Motel_Burns_Down.pdf">August 14, 2017 - Wawa-news.com - Lakewood Motel Burns Down</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=39&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="zX2HI_kSorpkKmFAnGsur53X4td7TBYmnw7M5GIBeGs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 39 at https://urbexobsession.com Lookout Inn https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Lookout_Inn <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lookout Inn</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">This was my first exploration with one of my coworkers.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">We had set out one day last week to check this place out, but there were others around and we didn't like the look of things. So, on this beautiful, sunny day, we set out to finally get a look inside. We weren't disappointed.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The place was fairly trashed, as you can see from the photos. There appeared to be evidence that someone had taken up residence there for a period of time, but I suspect this was likely some time ago. It looks as though someone had tried to renovate the place at one point but ran out of either time or money. I'm thinking it was once a pretty busy place.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=132&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="R_9uWya4DYyMpc7ZcoxTBwiTnzvSA6b45kQQdf2_mmc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:15:00 +0000 Mike 132 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Lookout_Inn#comments Plum Valley Cabins https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Plum_Valley_Cabins <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Plum Valley Cabins</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/29/2013 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">As I try to do often while en route to one place, I tell my GPS not to use highways, and end up finding something else. This was such a place.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Along the side of the road, a house and a string of small cabins that were obviously rented out to passers by. I'm not sure what may have caused the small business's demise. Perhaps the Interstate bypassed the area too far away. Perhaps the owners simply gave up the business for a retirement home in Florida.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In any event, it made an interesting rest stop along the way.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=266&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="w6jj4kMcRouSlITq5a514ENAad6gI6kF7xR4g4x8Np8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 266 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Plum_Valley_Cabins#comments Breton's Restaurant and Motel https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Bretons_Motel <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Breton&#039;s Restaurant and Motel</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">So, I've driven along this road countless times, and somehow this doesn't register on me until a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, sometimes I have tunnel vision.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It's not the most exciting place in the world. When I say it's gutted, I MEAN it's GUTTED. In the main building, there isn't even a floor left. It appears that someone had cut a hole in the end wall, and just drove a bulldozer in. There's even a dirt ramp to get in and out from the inside.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">A scaffold is located in the centre as I assume part of the gutting included load-bearing walls.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">It's ok to stop and take a look around if you happen to notice it, but I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make a special trip for it.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-130"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/130" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/130#comment-130" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Breton</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span> on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 13:56</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-09-05T17:56:00+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1513458694"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In April of 2011 the property was purchased and the owners planning to reopen the property. They either gave up or are ripping it out and starting new. It used to have everything intact including the payphones, cash registers and coolers.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=130&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="tUwKJXv3h1u1BOStiVtVNrbCzet9miGN1RtEDcjEhs4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=335&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="_N-08OnMcdsZFbpRBNK7WCni5bnIxCa3NWjHiN_Zlc4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Mike 335 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Bretons_Motel#comments Physical Culture Hotel https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Physical_Culture <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Physical Culture Hotel</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/28/2011 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Interestingly, the story here begins as far back as 1798. Early settlers apparently heard loud, booming noises coming from the nearby hillside. With that, a new spring had burst forth through the rock and created a freshwater stream that would play a role in the town for a long time to come.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 1854, a "water cure facility" was created by Nathanial Bingham who believed that the mineral water had healing properties. Perhaps ironically, Bingham became ill soon after and stepped out of the business. It changed hands several times afterward until coming under the ownership of Dr. James Caleb Jackson.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Under Jackson, the facility became known as Our Home on the Hillside. His water treatments were augmented by a strict diet of fruits, vegetables and unprocessed grain that was called Granula. In June, 1882, that building was destroyed by fire.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In October, 1883, Jackson opened the building that presently occupies the property. Concrete and brick were used throughout the structure in order to ensure it wouldn't burn down again. The business continued for a few decades, being passed down to Jackson's son.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 1914, the organization filed for bankruptcy. At the end of World War I, the property was used by the Army as a psychiatric hospital for returning soldiers. From the end of that period until 1929, several attempts were made to turn the facility back into a health spa, but success was never achieved.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Then the facility was purchased by Bernarr MacFadden, a former professional wrestler, and general health fanatic. He was the publisher of a magazine called Physical Culture, and began opening a chain of facilities in various states. This grand old hotel would become known as the Physical Culture Hotel, and became quite popular with the rich and famous as a get away.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">McFadden died in 1955, and the hotel was purchased by William Fromcheck, a New York City hotelier. Business declined from that point, however, until finally closing its doors for good in 1971.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Very shortly after stepping onto the property, I was greeted by a pair of white-tail deer. A good sign, I thought to myself.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Continuing along the path, the first building I encountered appears to have been some type of garage. It was difficult to tell as it had almost completely collapsed, but there appeared to be something like large doors for a vehicle bay.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Moving on past that, I found another large concrete structure that looked quite promising. Walking inside, I saw furnaces that seemed to be used to boil water. In the room beyond, what appeared to be a steam-powered generator. Cool!</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I proceeded from there to the main building. It was everything I had been led to believe. There wasn't a lot left there, in terms of items, but what it lacked in that respect, it more than made up for in overall look and character.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The lobby featured ornate pillars still in place from the building's original design. The front desk was still intact and I would have loved to look around behind it, but everything seemed so fragile, I didn't dare touch it lest I ruin something.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The staircase was the most prominent feature from the lobby, and I can easily imagine it drew a great deal of attention in its day. Even the carpeting in the hallways was still present, although covered so thickly with dust and dirt as to make any pattern on it invisible.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Sounds of voices stirred me to make my way out, though I would soon discover they were harmless explorers with whom I ended up starting a conversation. A young man and woman joined me on my way back through the power plant as they hadn't seen it.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Eventually, I began my return to my truck, seeing again the same two deer on the way out. What a great place to explore!</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-videos-embed field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Videos</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AO9Gjj5nXQ8?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=350&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="26WpOwL2EwK6P3gk1ZgNURTvnhTBJy0YdzDjvhkWlB0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 350 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Physical_Culture#comments Regal Constellation Hotel https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Regal_Constellation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Regal Constellation Hotel</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>History: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">The Regal Constellation Hotel is a 15-floor, 710-room hotel originally constructed in 1962. It featured a Chinese restaurant, and 90,000 square feet of convention space. In addition, a north wing, and east wing still exist, expanding the site significantly from its original size. Most recently, it had been renovated in 2001. It closed in July, 2004.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Declining business, and the SARS epidemic were blamed for its closure. A few attempts have been made to revitalize the business, but nothing panned out.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">In 2007 a construction and demolition company removed some of the complex, including the parking garage, but three large buildings, and the joining section still remain as of this date. It doesn't appears there's much additional activity, so it's uncertain what will happen.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">Interestingly, several online travel sites continue to list the Regal Constellation as available for reservation. One indicates the hotel featured an airport shuttle, restaurant, laundry service, babysitting service, beauty salon, business and conference centre, fitness facilities, game room, pool, valet parking and gift shop. The price range is indicated as between $135.00 and $280.00.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><b>UPDATE April 25, 2011:</b><br /><br /> According to the Globe and Mail, (article attached) Terrasan Environmental, the company that was doing the demolition and cleanup of the Regal Constellation site, has declared bankruptcy. Among several interesting things mentioned in the article, it is noted that the hotel owners who had contracted Terrasan went bankrupt themselves, owing the company $350,000. Currently Terrasan Environmental states that it has expenses in excess of $9.5 million and assets totaling only $27.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><b>UPDATE December, 2011: </b>Demolition has been completed. The hotel is no more.</p> <hr /><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Personal Commentary: </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">We arrived at the location of our first exploration for 2011 full of energy and anticipation. We left tired and ready to go home. Yet we'll have to go back because, despite the length of our visit, we didn't have time to explore the east wing.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">You could tell that this must really have been incredible in its day. The lobby alone was enough to give you an amazing impression. I'm not sure who would have stayed in the old west tower in its later years of operation, however, as the rooms seemed so small and very retro.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">The effort of so many flights of stairs was worth it to see the incredible view off the roof. All in all, an epic way to start the season!</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="field field--name-field-file-attachments field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">File Attachments</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://urbexobsession.com/sites/default/files/2017-12/20110425_Regal_Constellation_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=89889" title="20110425_Regal_Constellation_0.pdf">Globe and Mail - April 25, 2011 - Terrasan Environmental Bankruptcy</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-videos-embed field--type-video-embed-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Videos</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zW4YnoTMYRA?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LISpJRZGzS0?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep03 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=404&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="rChp-4PLtJ9jFLvJEMl-ulu4XMsGXH0dHY5J43YBuhI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 404 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Regal_Constellation#comments Vagabond Motel https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Vagabond_Motel <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vagabond Motel</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/11/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">I had known about this place for quite some time, as I had been visiting nearby several times per year. It hadn't been accessible, however, and I assumed it still wasn't until I saw photos from another explorer, and instantly recognized the place.</p> <p class="text-align-justify">When I arrived, the restaurant / gas station was closed up tight, so that was a no-go. I gained entry to the motel quickly and easily, however, and spent a fair bit of time there. A couple of the rooms were open, but when I found the housekeeping room, I quickly discovered keys to most of the locked rooms as well. I took one of each key from the rack and proceeded to go room-to-room. When I was finished, I returned the keys to their respective hooks, and moved on with my day.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=411&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="0n--21Fw4hVZbU_EPD3G0LfJvLSjN5w3Q2u5f4VKFgE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 411 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Vagabond_Motel#comments Roadside Restaurant and Gas https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Roadside_Restaurant <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Roadside Restaurant and Gas</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/07/2010 - 15:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep01 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify">I decided to go camping for the long weekend, and by the time that decision was made, almost every provincial campground in Ontario was already reserved... except one. I arrived at Darlington Provincial Park after dark, and saw little. The next morning, however, while in search of breakfast, I spotted this place almost within spitting distance from the campground. They think of everything!</p> <p class="text-align-justify">I would have to wait, however, as the OPP were using the entrance as a place to catch up on paperwork.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-sep02 field--type-text field--label-hidden field__item"><hr /></div> <section class="field field--name-field-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comment</h2> <a id="comment-181"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" about="/index.php/comment/181" typeof="schema:Comment"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/index.php/comment/181#comment-181" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Place Bought It :(</a></h3> <!-- /.header --> <footer> <p class="submitted"><span rel="schema:author">Submitted by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jim Lahey (not verified)</span> on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 03:08</span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-25T07:08:32+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <span class="hidden new" data-comment-timestamp="1515033681"></span> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After being abandoned throughout the 90's and first decade of the 00's, it reportedly was demolished a few weeks ago. :(</p> <p>The last holdout of the original 401 service centers too. All others of this type and vintage were closed and destroyed by mid 2010.</p> <p>In retrospect, I knew when I saw the graffiti, that the building was now much more noticeable and that the wrecking ball was imminent. Sure enough it is now gone.</p> <p>RIP mysterious abandoned truck stop.</p></div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=181&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="W1d2ov74p4a-Tkq74LOGKM3lp-jaMwPxITbWOa6jwZ8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <!-- /.comment --> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=649&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="TAXlVby8pUEgWCsCgbJ3FuhSCCVwVTV55BNh3iSZZnk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 19:15:00 +0000 Mike 649 at https://urbexobsession.com https://urbexobsession.com/index.php/gallery_Roadside_Restaurant#comments