September 7, 2008
Tropicana Motel, 5440 Sheridan, Edgewater; a.k.a. Lakeside Motel
Across the street from the former Edgewater Beach Hotel stood this more humble cousin, the Tropicana. It was later known as the Lakeside Motel, and was torn down in 2005. You can see photos of this former hip hotel and its demolition here, and here.
I love these old hotels from the fifties and sixties. There's a whole stretch of them along Lincoln Avenue as you head north. I've been meaning to photograph them before they all disappear. Luckily, someone already has documented a few of them at Hooker Motels, but there are more.