From the "Route 66 in Springfield" Arcadia book by Cheryl Eichar Jett.
Photo of the TraveLodge and Toddle House Restaurant.
"The TraveLodge Motel and Toddle House Restaurant was located at 500 South Ninth Street close to the Abraham Lincoln Home and other attractions.
"The TraveLodge brand was founded by Scott King in 1939 in Southern California and advertised itself as a budget motel chain.
"The South Ninth Street was eventually demolished; a newer TraveLodge is now located on South Street."
The new TraveLodge was built in the 60s-early 70s and still stands, though now is called The Lodge. We often stay here when we are not at the Route 66 Hotel a short distance away. Some of the best prices in the Springfield area and with its fun South Side Pub and restaurant serving some great food.