Colonial Motel

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City/Town: Fort Smith
Location Class: Hotel/Motel
Year Built: N/A
Year Abandoned: 2005
Status: For SaleAbandoned
Photojournalist: Michael SchwarzJames Kirkendall




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Steve
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Steve

When I first stumbled on the abandoned Colonial Motel around 2009, there were more cabins remaining and the office was not yet boarded up. But the last time I stopped by (2016-ish) I found it boarded up and in the condition in these photos…just a lot of trash. However, the shots of the board with the room keys is wonderful! It was fun to see and photograph this remnant of a bygone era. Donna, thank you for sharing some of the history!

Gene
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Gene

There are only a couple of structures left, a lot of it burned at some point in the last 20 years.

Donna
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Donna

My folks owned this motel from 1959-1985. My grandparents had owned it years before and when it came up for sale I think they notified my grandmother somehow. (I was 9) We all lived in OKC then. Room rented for $ 2 a night for single when we moved to Fort Smith in '59. Two cabins had air conditioning, rest had window fans. Heated with natural gas heaters. Some rooms still had a pull string light in the middle of room. My dad had them all changed. Quite a few were kitchenettes and seems they rented for 8 or 10… Read more »

Dara Donophan
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Dara Donophan

how much for the property and can you send more information on the property in details and the laws.

Steve
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Steve

Are you high? Research it yourself.

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