Day 22 - The Drake Motel / by AE Stagge

Shut down last year, the Drake Motel was a black eye for Sycamore Township. Reports of heroin use and prostitution prompted two raids in which several people were arrested for drug possession. 

This site is the front porch for the small part of the township at Reading Road and Chaucer Drive. In the 1950's and 60's, before our 48,000 mile Interstate Highway System came about, motels like this were scattered along roads like Reading and Montgomery because those were the primary routes between large cities. Today few of these mom and pop businesses remain.