Driving the old roads like the Lincoln Highway, or Highway 40 you come upon the early rest stops and motor lodges that once lined the highways. Back in the day, people had to stop more frequently on their travels. Your auto might need to have it's radiator filled, gasoline topped off, or oil added. Most stops would have food available as well, and some even had rooms to rent for the night. Early motor lodges and motels were seen frequently at all the small towns along the way as people didn't travel as far each day.
Just outside of Colfax, along old Highway 40 and Lincoln Highway (today’s Highway 174) , one could cozy up to their very own Quonset hut, complete with stone fireplace, at the Quonset Village Motel. Quonset huts were quite popular just after World War II when the Army sold their excess war supplies including these huts. Quonset is capitalized as it's the name of the place where the shelters were conceived, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
The view today. One Quonset hut still standing, and all the stone fireplaces are lined up in front of their long gone huts. Click the above photo to control the view.