PHOTO: Restoring the landmark Motel Inn

March 12, 2012 

A worker puts a fresh coat of paint on the historic Motel Inn, which is being renovated by developer John King. The San Luis Obispo landmark dates to 1925 and is known as the world’s first motel. Among the most noticeable changes is the now copper-colored cupola, topped by a trotting-bull weather vane.

DAVID MIDDLECAMP — dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com Buy Photo

A worker puts a fresh coat of paint on the historic Motel Inn, which is being renovated by developer John King. The San Luis Obispo landmark dates to 1925 and is known as the world’s first motel. Among the most noticeable changes is the now copper-colored cupola, topped by a trotting-bull weather vane.

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