Monday, March 25, 2019

Along the Lincoln Highway: The Penn-Irwin Motel Closes in Pennsylvania

From the March 22, 2019, Trib Live  "A Route 30 mainstay, historic Penn-Irwin Motel closes as owners retire" by Steve Huba.

The motel has operated for 73 years on U.S. 30 and the western terminus of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but new interchanges were built on the turnpike and people began bypassing the old Irwin at North Huntington.  Owners Gary (71) and Deb (68) Salada decided it was time to retire and closed their doors on Saturday, March 23..

They have owned the historic motel for the last 34 years and are the third owners since the place opened in 1946.  It is setback from the highway but visible in the woods with its neon sign reading "A Quiet Night's Sleep Assured."

There were originally five buildings, each with two rooms featuring knotty pine walls and wooden furniture.

The property has been sold to Colony Holding who has plans to develop the property.


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