Key Motel at the Shirley Highway

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Key Motel at the Shirley Highway

Description

The Key Motel was located at 6022 Duke Street at the Shirley Highway interchange with Route 236. Brothers Lewis S. and Jerome W. Keyes owned the motel, as well as a neon sign company that very likely produced the motel’s notable sign.

In the early 1960s, work began to expand the Shirley Highway, widening it and improving it so that it would meet national interstate highway standards. Around the same time, development dramatically changed the land around the Key Motel. New apartment buildings and a large shopping center were constructed nearby.

The Key Motel eventually closed and in 1966, new apartments were constructed. Today, the Key Towers Apartments occupies the site where the Key Motel once welcomed guests.

Photo: Postcard published by Walter H. Miller, Williamsburg, Virginia

Date

1960?

Contributor

Amy Bertsch

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postcard

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“Key Motel at the Shirley Highway,” Northern Virginia Digital History Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://novahistory.ctevans.net/items/show/64.