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West Winds Motel, Mount Vernon, WA (motel)
rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2007-01-02 4:32 pm   Permalink

Name:West Winds Motel
Type:motel
Street:2020 Riverside Drive
City:Mount Vernon
State:WA
Zip:98273
country:USA
Phone:(360) 424-4224
Status:operational

Description:
This place is rundown on a major street. I only posted it for the figures out front. Information from travelpost.com: "40 rooms, 1 floor, Built 56 years ago (1951), Renovated 2 years ago (2005)." Only judging from the outside I think renovated might have meant new paint on the outside. The two reviews I was able to find did nothing to change my initial impressions.
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-reviews-356205-prod-hotel-action-read-ratings_and_reviews-i;_ylt=Aix.VFxs6u30ZKo9xWZYMSTiphQB




If you look at the roof you can see the address is missing a number.


[ This Message was edited by: rwhgeek 2007-01-02 16:43 ]


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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-01-02 6:30 pm   Permalink

DAMN! I DO NOT BELIVE THAT , thit IS a WITCO foutain painted green.

 
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Stiki Tiki
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2007-01-02 6:36 pm   Permalink

wow I live kinda close, may have to check it out next time I get to leave the island...

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-01-02 6:39 pm   Permalink

you gotta save it.

 
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Stiki Tiki
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2007-01-02 7:13 pm   Permalink

I'll take some rope and drag em home...

 
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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2007-01-03 09:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-02 18:39, TIKI DAVID wrote:
you gotta save it.



My mother actually drives past it daily. I have informed her if she sees any work i.e. construction/change of owner, she is to contact me immediatly. I live in VA so I can't hunt down the owner and make an offer (as well as currently suffering lack of money), so it is up to a WA tikiophile if they have the means to step up.



 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 531
From: WA
Posted: 2007-01-06 9:51 pm   Permalink

I have seen them for years and the hotel has not changed. I have walked buy them drunk a few times and wanted to take them to a better place but never did.

 
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Stiki Tiki
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2007-01-16 2:32 pm   Permalink

I finally got off the island today and stopped by for a few pix


I didn't notice the other tiki in the other pic posted, was in a hurry...

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TIKI DAVID
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2007-01-16 3:12 pm   Permalink

2, 7ft WITCO fountains painted green? damn!!! son of a bitch!! somebody save those! don't make me drive all the way out there. TD

 
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Stiki Tiki
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2007-01-16 3:40 pm   Permalink

They do need saving, or at the least moved away from the edge of the roof, the water just dumps right on them, the top of the left one looks like it won't last much longer...

 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2007-04-08 1:17 pm   Permalink

I stopped by this property yesterday. The painted Witcos are still there just as in the above pictures. One of the fountains has a piece missing from its side and there seemed to be signs of rot. It's possible that all three Witcos all have damage beyond repair, but they are heavily painted which may mean some protection. On the other hand, that's a lot of paint to remove to bring them back to their proper state.

The person at the desk (he seemed he may be the owner) said a couple of people had told him they would like to buy the pieces if he ever gets rid of them.

In the little garden beyond the entry (can be seen in the snow pics above) there are two tikis which seem to be tree fern carvings in really good condition. (They don't show in detail in the above photos.) I took some snaps (film) of these and will pass them along to someone with a scanner whenever I get them developed.

If the motel itself was ever elaborately Poly-pop there is no trace of it now. I'd guess like a lot of mid-century motels all the fun went into the street appeal. (Portland Oregon's
The Palms is a prime example of this. Stellar sign. Generic motel. Strange girls in tub.)
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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2010-05-24 6:03 pm   Permalink

Good news for all of you who hated seeing the Witco fountains painted green!



They're now painted purple!




The guy above has some issues:




His buddy looks fine:




The last of two sign tikia is still green:



The sign he guards...












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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-05-24 8:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the update on this place.

These owners should have had new tikis carved for replacements and put these old ones in the office before they got so weathered and painted.


 
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Double Crown
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Posts: 87
Posted: 2011-05-21 10:15 am   Permalink

The motel and the tikis are all still there - and still purple. I think they may have a new coat of paint.


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