Linen Route 66 Postcards of California

There are many postcards listed showing the Colorado Street Bridge and the Arroyo Seco Parkway. I guess postcard manufacturers found these locations photogenic and worthy of multiple postcards. The Colorado Street Bridge carried Route 66 from downtown Los Angeles and North Figueroa over the Arroyo Seco ravine and onto Colorado Street in Pasadena early on. When the Arroyo Seco Parkway was completed for a more direct route between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, Figueroa and the western end of Colorado Street (later Boulevard) was Alternate 66. Finally even that designation was lifted. What I do not include in this California table are postcards of motels on Colorado west in Eagle Rock that "connected" U.S. 66 and U.S. 99. This later was State Highway 134. However there may be some linen motel postcards from West Colorado in Pasadena to the east side of Eagle Rock from the era when Figueroa was still 66 that I do not have listed. Let me know.

Postcard Title Town Publisher Number Address Note 1 Note 2
Highway Overlooking the Pacific, Santa Monica, California Santa Monica Tichnor T248
(13608)
(65942)
Shows Santa Monica Blvd. meeting Ocean Avenue at Palisades Park. The Belle-Vue French Cafe (see below) is on the corner
Belle-Vue French Cafe Santa Monica Curteich 1B-H1368 Santa Monica Blvd. at Ocean Ave.
Motel Santa Monica Santa Monica E.C. Kropp 14715N Junction of U.S. 66 & 101A Blue-tinted monocolor card The official end of 66 for many years
Olympic Auto Hotel Santa Monica E.C. Kropp 20073N Lincoln and Olympic Blvds. 4 views The official end of 66 for many years
Villa Rae Motel Santa Monica National Press 2624 Santa Monica Blvd.
Wm. Tell Motel and Apts. Santa Monica Colourpicture K2547 2509 Santa Monica Blvd.
Wm. Tell Motel and Apts. Santa Monica Colourpicture K2548 2509 Santa Monica Blvd.
Wm. Tell Motel and Apts. Santa Monica Lacquer 12,362F 2509 Santa Monica Blvd.
Spanish Grant Motor Hotel West L.A. Colourpicture K2543 10572 Santa Monica Blvd.
Tropicana Hotel Hollywood Colourpicture K 1665 8585 Santa Monica Blvd.
Tropicana Motor Hotel Hollywood Mellinger 86184 8585 Santa Monica Blvd.
Alta Cienega Motor Hotel Los Angeles Colourpicture K2249 1005 No. La Cienega Blvd. [1 door north of Santa Monica]
The Kings Hollywood Colourpicture K 2089 8153 Santa Monica Blvd. 2 views
The Kings Los Angeles MWM 9636 8153 Santa Monica Blvd.
Paradise Motel Los Angeles Colourpicture K 2865 1116 Sunset Blvd. Map on front
Mayo Motel Los Angeles Curteich 8B-H1243 840 No. Figueroa Street 3 views
Daily Crowds - Seventh at Broadway Los Angeles Western 0B-H2585 Seventh at Broadway [Route 66 stopped at Seventh at Broadway until 1936 when it was extended to Santa Monica]
Boulevard Through Elysian Park Los Angeles Western 1A-H378
(LA-12)
The Figueroa tunnels North Figueroa
Figueroa Street Tunnels Los Angeles Longshaw 621 The Figueroa tunnels North Figueroa
Tunnels Through Elysian Park Los Angeles Gardner-Thompson 43483
(21)
The Figueroa tunnels North Figueroa
Alexandria Auto Court Los Angeles E.C. Kropp 14379N 4562 No. Figueroa St. 2 views
Alexandria Auto Court Los Angeles Beals 17AT120 4562 N. Figueroa Street 2 views Link
Alexandria Motel Los Angeles Nationwide F16802 4562 North Figueroa St.
Casa Lu-An Motel Los Angeles Colourpicture 1045 Colorado Blvd. U.S. 66 Alt & Cal 11 & 134
Arroyo Seco Parkway US Highway 66 LA / Pasadena Gardner 49439
(54)
Connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena
Arroyo Seco Parkway, Los Angeles-Pasadena LA / Pasadena Western 1B-H2162
(LA-121)
Arroyo Seco, Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena Western 1A-H376 (P-2)
Arroyo Seco, Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena ???? 38406
(1932)
Arroyo Seco, Colorado Street Bridge, Showing Hotel Vista del Arroyo Pasadena Western 1A-H456
(P-4)
Arroyo Seco Bridge, Pasadena, Calif. Pasadena Longshaw 1012
Arroyo Seco, Colorado Street Bridge, Showing Hotel Vista del Arroyo Pasadena Tichnor 63783
(T110)
Colorado Street Bridge Over The Arroyo Seco Pasadena Longshaw 1014
Colorado Street Bridge and Arroyo Seco Hotel Pasadena Tichnor 67303
(T510)
Colorado Street Bridge over Arroyo Seco and Hotel Vista del Arroyo Pasadena Gardner-
Thompson
43529
(301)
Colorado Street Bridge, Hotel Vista del Arroyo in Distance Pasadena Western 1A-H407
(P-8)
Night view
Pioneer and Colorado Street Bridges Pasadena Curteich 5C-H392
(P-6)
Ace-Hi Motel Pasadena Colourpicture K5848 2870 E. Colorado St. 2 views
Bella Vista Motor Court Pasadena E.C. Kropp 12415N 3448 East Colorado St.
Bella Vista Motor Court Pasadena Curteich 0B-H831 3438 E. Colorado St. Link
Bennie's Club House Pasadena Mellinger 85056 3875 E. Colorado 2 views
Business District, Colorado Blvd. Pasadena Tichnor 74443
(T614)
Colorado Blvd.
Clark Motel Pasadena Associate 53158 3019 East Colorado Street
Clark Motel Pasadena Associate 3019 East Colorado Street Standard Back Both postcards have the same image but the text is different. The Special Back postcard has a street map that completely covers the back side
Clark Motel Pasadena 3019 East Colorado Street Special Back
Clark Motel Pasadena K 1437 3019 E. Colorado St. Standard Back Both postcards have the same image but the Special Back postcard has a street map that completely covers the back side
Clark Motel Pasadena K 1437 3019 E. Colorado St. Special Back
Colorado Boulevard, Looking West Pasadena Tichnor 63819
(T172)
Colorado Blvd.
Crown Hotel and Apartments Pasadena Mellinger 84781 677 East Colorado Street 2 views
Dino's in Pasadena Pasadena Mellinger 84628 2055 E. Colorado St. Interior
East Colorado Street Pasadena Western 9B-H301
(P-18)
Fisher's For Finer Food Pasadena Colourpicture K 2340 3589 E. Colorado Blvd.
Fisher's For Finer Food Pasadena Colourpicture K3929 3589 E. Colorado Blvd.
Grand Motel Pasadena MWM A-1298 3331 E. Colorado St. 2 views There are at least two versions of this postcard with the room rate present or absent from the cut-in image
Grand Motel Pasadena Colourpicture K 2022 3321 E. Colorado St. 2 views Slightly different address than above
Gwinn's Restaurant and Drive-In Pasadena Sellers 80548 2915 E. Colorado Blvd.
Gwinn's Restaurant and Drive-In Pasadena Mellinger 85385 2915 E. Colorado Blvd. 2 views
Gypsy Trail Motel Pasadena National Press 3445 E. Colorado St.
Hotel Constance Pasadena Curteich 8B-H612 940 East Colorado
Monterey Lodge Pasadena ASCO 3491 East Colorado Street Light border around image These two images are different
Monterey Lodge Pasadena Associate 3491 East Colorado Street No border around image
Carpenter's Arcadia Mellinger 86560 125 W. Huntington Dr. 2 views Chicken in the Rough® rooster
Frontier Drive-In Arcadia Mellinger 85231 250 W. Colorado 2 views
Huntington Motel Arcadia MWM 13,182F 418 E. Huntington Drive
Round Up Motel Arcadia Colourpicture K5088 412 E. Huntington Drive
Round Up Motel Arcadia Western ???? 412 E. Huntington Dr.
Roxie Motor Court Arcadia Nationwide F16501 55 West Huntington Drive
Westerner Hotel Arcadia Tichnor 76799 161 Colorado Place
Westerner Hotel Arcadia Tichnor 78402 161 Colorado Place
Westerner Hotel Arcadia 80724 161 Colorado Place 2 views
El Patio Motel Monrovia Colourpicture K 2056 135 West Huntington Drive
K.C. Jones Drive-In Monrovia Mellinger 85233 902 E. Huntington Drive
Monrovia Motor Lodge Monrovia MWM 9539 715 E. Huntington Drive
Monrovia Motor Lodge Monrovia Colourpicture K6827 715 E. Huntington Dr.
Motel Pacific Monrovia National Press Highway 66
Motel "66" Monrovia Associate Artist-drawn artwork Bird's eye view
Motel 66 Monrovia MWM 9907 913 E. Huntington Drive 2 views
Oak Park Motel Monrovia Colourpicture K 2178 925 E. Huntington Drive
Hi-Way Motel Duarte Colourpicture K 2095 1504 E. Huntington Drive Link
Hi-Way "66" Foothill Motel Duarte Specialties F10191 3 views
Hi-Way "66" Foothill Motel Duarte Specialties F10198 2 views
ShoHouse Restaurant Duarte E.B. Thomas 90974 1413 East Huntington Drive
Travis House Duarte MWM 9558 1413 E. Huntington Drive Patio View
Travis House Duarte MWM 9559 1413 E. Huntington Drive Interior
Travis House Duarte MWM 9560 1413 E. Huntington Drive Cocktail Lounge
Sportsmans Tavern Duarte Mellinger 84779 1452 Huntington Drive Interior
Sportsmans Tavern Duarte Mellinger 84780 1452 Huntington Drive Interior
Monte Vista Auto Court Azusa National Press 2034-P 2 Miles West of Azusa
Albourne Rancho Citrus Stand Glendora 1114 Highway #66
Bungalow Motel Glendora National Press 781-P 947 E. Highway 66
Daniel B. Motel Glendora Colourpicture K 1948 625 E. Alosta
Hanson Trailer Sales Glendora Mellinger 2015 E. Alosta 2 views
Palm Tropics Motel & Cafe Glendora Sellers 80373 557 W. Alosta Ave. Link
The Palms Glendora ???? ???? Interior
20th Century Motor Hotel Glendora Sellers 81454 1345 E. Alosta Blvd. Link
Wilson's La Verne Caulkins AD-1 Foothill Blvd.
Red Chief Motel Upland E.C. Kropp 13536N Foothill Boulevard 3 views
New Kansan Motel Cucamonga Colourpicture K6498 298 W. Foothill Blvd.
Harold's Cocktail Lounge Fontana Caulkins AD-2 328 W. Foothill Blvd.
Westward-Ho Motel Fontana Mellinger 86402 880 W. Foothill Blvd.
Andy's Motel San Bernardino Beals 16AT162 2180 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. 3 views Link
Chef John's San Bernardino National Press Highways 66-395-18
Garden Motel San Bernardino Colourpicture K2746 1950 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Mission Auto Court San Bernardino Tichnor 65039 1150 Mt. Vernon Avenue 2 views Link
Mission Auto Court San Bernardino Colourpicture K 1972 1150 Mt. Vernon Ave. 2 views Link
Motel San Bernardino San Bernardino ASCO 2528 Foothill Blvd.
Motel 66 San Bernardino E.B. Thomas E-11175 1400 No. Mt. Vernon 3 views
Mt. Vernon Auto Motel San Bernardino Associate 2140 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Mt. Vernon Auto Motel San Bernardino Curteich 7A-H2349 2140 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Mt. Vernon Motel San Bernardino Colourpicture K2235 2140 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Orange Blossom Motel San Bernardino Colourpicture K6497 1551 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Orange Blossom Motel San Bernardino E.B. Thomas E-11291 1551 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Sleepy Hollow Auto Court San Bernardino Associate 3629 North E Street Kendall Dr. and E St. were City 66. E bends toward D St. at the north edge of San Bernardino at the 3700 block so the two motels were nearly adjacent
White Motel San Bernardino Sellers 80699 3701 D Street (U.S. 66, Bus. Route)
Wigwam Village No. 7 San Bernardino Tichnor 85685 Giant: 7" by 9"
Wigwam Village No. 7 San Bernardino Tichnor 85686 Giant: 7" by 9"
Cajon Pass, Entering Southern California Cajon Pass Gardner-Thompson 49318
(478)
Cajon Pass, U.S. Highway 66 Cajon Pass Western 7A-H3628 (R-22)
Green Spot Motel Victorville Associate 540161 [The Green Spot Motel is actually 1/2 block east of US 66 on C Street] 3 views
Green Spot Motel Victorville ASCO 3 views
Green Spot Motel De Luxe Victorville Colourpicture K3288 2 views Link
Beacon Barstow Curteich 4C-H500 Bird's eye view
Casa Loma Motel Barstow Colourpicture K3517
Desert Lodge Motel Barstow Colourpicture K5543 Link
El Rancho Barstow Barstow Colourpicture K 1050
El Rancho Barstow Barstow Colourpicture K 1051
Hollon Motel Barstow Associate
Hollon Motel Barstow Colourpicture K4482 201 W. Main St.
La Siesta Motel Barstow Western 14,548F 731 West Main Street
Mecca Trailer Park Barstow National Press 1 Mi. E. of Barstow
Plaza Motel Barstow National Press U.S. 66, West
Sage Motel Barstow Colourpicture K7331 220 W. Main St.
Skyview Motel Barstow Nationwide F18571
Poe's Cafe Service Station & Motel Poe's National Press 30 Mi. E. of Barstow
Bender's One Stop Super Service Station Amboy Curteich D-2232 3 views A Curteich Sample came colorized
Wayside Cabins Essex Williams 23506 Deckled edge
California Hotel Needles National Press [Was on Broadway at E Street]
El Rancho Needles Needles E.C. Kropp 27958N 2 views
Robinson's Motel Needles Colourpicture K4479 232 F. St. (1 Block So. of U.S. 66) Link
Swain's Motel Needles National Press 511 Broadway
Swain's Motel Needles E.B. Thomas E-11054 511 Broadway
Swain's Motel Needles Smith 90032 511 Broadway 2 views