|1970 Vermilion-Huron Directory ad|
I've long admired the classic style of the motel's sign and its great typography. It symbolized a laid-back, beach vacation attitude.
Alas, in recent years the vintage sign has been replaced by a much shorter and plainer sign. Here is a current view (below) of the motel from a week ago.
|A current view of the motel from July 3013|
He pointed out that most of the other tall signs visible in the vintage postcard were long gone as well.
A few changes in the local scenery can be seen if you compare the postcards. The brick building housing Artino Ford next door to the west has been painted white.
The motel has some good online reviews, and looks like a great economical choice if you're looking for a mom and pop place to stay at while visiting Cedar Point and the Vacationland area. Plus, you have the Pied Piper Drive-In right across the street, and Berardi's just over the bridge to the east. What more could you ask for?
****UPDATE (July 31, 2015)
Here's another vintage postcard of the Gull Motel.
UPDATE (March 15, 2019)
Here's another undated vintage postcard of the now-demolished Gull Motel.