A lone black and white postcard apparently dates from this early era of the motel. The front of the postcard (below) still shows the now familiar cabin area with the low white wall, but the back of the card describes Vian’s On the Lake as “Finest Motel, Cottages and Restaurant, facing beautiful Lake Erie."
The listing in the 1961 white pages included all of the Vian enterprises, including the restaurant, the motel & cabins, and the real estate business.
|1961 Lorain Telephone Company directory listing|
|This card (purchased on Ebay) was postmarked 1968|
|The backs of these two postcards featuring photos of family members|
listed Mr. and Mrs. Izold as Managers
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