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The third and final installment of Forgotten Chicago's historic investigation of Chicago's nearly-extinct Shoreline Motels is upon us. The breezy ocean resort-style motels populated the lakeshore for a relatively brief window starting in the early '50s. The central lakefront had three such developments while northern and southern stretches combined for 10 more. Only two are still standing, and neither is in the central zone. They were: The Downtown Travelodge, Avenue Motel, and Lake Tower Motel. Neither made it to the new millennium. Patrick Steffes peppers his post with nostalgia and local trivia. Do the right thing and read it! [Forgotten Chicago, previously]