Crystal City Motel Torn Down

by ARLnow.com February 10, 2012 at 10:00 am 4,436 16 Comments

The Crystal City Motel is no more.

The deteriorating, long-vacant motor lodge off of Old Jefferson Davis Highway was torn down this week to make way for the future Boeing regional headquarters.

The next-door Clark Street Playhouse is set to be demolished next. Bisnow reports that construction on the Boeing headquarters is expected to start in April and wrap up by the fall of 2013.

  • CrystalMikey

    Good riddance to that eyesore!

  • YTK

    “Crystal City Motel has been reduced to scrap.”
    How could they tell?

  • G Clifford Prout

    Oh the memories ! I’ll miss you old buddy.

  • Quoth the Raven

    Maybe if we’re lucky the Americana will soon meet the same fate…

    • CrystalMikey

      See, now I kind of like the Americana. I used to live across from it, and I liked how their neon signage was totally unique in a drab Crystal City landscape.

  • There was no reason to keep it. All the prostitutes moved to the Days Inn.

  • E

    A LOT of husbands and wives got cheated on in that motel

  • karzai

    Thank goodness that eyesore is gone…. good riddance….

  • 11th street resident

    I think I know where this hotel was, but I’m not sure.

    Can you provide a before and after photo?

    • drax

      The ones in the article are the “before” shots. It was that ugly.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        A couple of years ago I worked about two blocks south of that place and you’re right, that was one butt-freakin’ uuuuugly place.

  • bob

    It could have made a perfect homeless shelter. Oh well.

    • truth be told

      I have some great 80’s memories of that place…. Sigh. I’m getting old.

  • John

    Ahh, the STDs I got in that place!!!


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