Mystery Postcard 1: Country Club motel, SLC, UT

Like the Mystery Photos we sometimes run on weekends, there are likewise lots of postcards that we wonder “whatever happened to that place?” This beautiful linen card from the Curt Teich Company pictures the Country Club Motor Lodge and Coffee Shop, 2665 Parley’s Way, Salt Lake City, Utah. It advertised 55 “strictly modern units” and “Sun Porch and Modern Coffee Shop for Convenience of Guests.” It’s named for The Country Club across the road, one of the West’s oldest courses (founded 1899) and still an elegant, private 18-hole course. Today, housing separates the two just west of the tangle of ramps where I-80, I-215, and UT 186 meet.

UT_Country Club

This card, postmarked Aug 4, 1949, was sent by a child:

“We got here right today We will be back to Sacramento California soon We are haveing a nice trip so good-by and I will see you soon from Mary Jean”

UT_Country Club back

What’s left at the site today? The phone number is now a private residence. A Yahoo aerial view shows it still there, but you can buy for a condo at the Country Club Ridge subdivision at the same address. Price for #310 is $649,000 for 2,065 sq ft, built 2007. Are we a year too late…?

UT_Country Club map

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2 thoughts on “Mystery Postcard 1: Country Club motel, SLC, UT

  1. My grandmother owned this motel in the 60s and early 70s. I spent many a Summers there in the pool and on the rooftop deck. i was sad to see it had been torn down when I recently visited. There are a lot of great memories for me there.

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