Elmwood Pitstop & Motel

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City/Town: Elmwood
Location Class: CommercialHotel/Motel
Year Built: 1970's
Year Abandoned: 1990's
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: Cody CooperJustin Tyler Moore
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Tina
5 years ago

We ran this place in better days. I picked the name bc nothing marked Elmwood, OK so I wanted something to reflect the name. We made the sign & I cant believe it looks so good this many years later. Im proud of that 🙂 those telephone poles were a pain to move & put in but well worth it. Great pictures! Brings back a lot of good memories. We had some great times there I considered it a huge blessing & met a lot of great people.

Bubba Jones
Bubba Jones
Reply to  Tina
4 years ago

You must be a ghost because the one and only owner of this place died nearly 20 years ago. Nice story loser.

Tina Smith
Tina Smith
Reply to  Bubba Jones
4 years ago

You have no clue what you are talking about. You are wrong about 1 owner. Keith Thomas owned this place then his son Rusty at that time I was buying it. It was previously called Keith's Corner. My husband & son both have commented on the pictures because we did in fact live there & run this place from 1999-2003. Then the corporation commission shut down the fuel part of the business so I left & Rusty then sold it to the family that is still there after the motel burnt down. They only run the store now without fuel.… Read more »

Henry Kissenger
Henry Kissenger
Reply to  Tina Smith
4 years ago

Keith and Rusty told me they have no idea who you are but they suspect you of burning the place down.

Tina
Tina
Reply to  Henry Kissenger
4 years ago

Thats ridiculous! I paid Rusty every month to lease the place when I ran the place & my Dad worked for Keith years ago. It was fine when I was there & burned down long after I moved to Okc! The people are still there that lived there when it burned! Dont slander me you dont even know me!

Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
Reply to  Tina
4 years ago

Only Kidding!

Tina
Tina
Reply to  Henry Kissinger
4 years ago

Thank you Henry Kissinger! 😉

Dallas
Dallas
8 years ago

Pretty Much the demise of the business was the regulations that the corporate commission inforced on fuel stations started in 2003 and was fully infect by 2007. This implied that we would have had to cough up $150,000 for upgrades. We didn't even make enough off of the business for small repairs, so that closed the fuel part in which slowed the business to even less income in which we had to give up on it in 2003. The fire clinched the deal years later. No amount of lowering prices helped in anyway. There wasn't enough business that way. Too… Read more »

Dalton
Dalton
10 years ago

yea me and my family use to own this motel its really sad how things turned outfor it.

Bubba Jones
Bubba Jones
Reply to  Dalton
4 years ago

You are the fourth person on here to claim to have owned this motel. Quite a high turnover for a motel that closed 30 years ago and was only owned by one person.

Tina Smith
Tina Smith
Reply to  Bubba Jones
4 years ago

You are wrong it was in operation when we lived there. 1999-2003. This is my son who did in fact live there with his Dad & I.

Henry Kissenger
Henry Kissenger
Reply to  Tina Smith
4 years ago

Which rooms did you rent by the hour for whores?

JB STREATOR
JB STREATOR
10 years ago

Spanky's cafe or restaurant, if I remember correctly. They had great food in early 80s. Sorry to hear it burned.

Adam
Adam
10 years ago

I have been thru elmwood many times going to see family in Tyrone.I remeber bostons marina and we would laugh because there was no water to put a boat in.

Kate
10 years ago

Reminds me of the Bates Motel.

Daun
Daun
11 years ago

I stayed here in the 1970's! My husband and I were on a cross country road trip. Wow, what memories this brings back, thank you!

kent
kent
11 years ago

at one time this little burg — in the 70's had a couple of filling stations, the motel, and a resturant. The motel had a fire several years ago and the was pretty much the demise of the business.

zadea
zadea
11 years ago

haha, good one.

psychosaw13
psychosaw13
11 years ago

She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?
-Norman Bates

Fiend
Fiend
11 years ago

This is the type of hotel you see in one of those little horror flicks.

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