I love when I stumble onto new information by accident. I was looking for something totally unrelated and came across this postcard for sale on eBay:
To Penn Staters, the Autoport is a well-known State College landmark often used in location descriptions ("Is it before or after the Autoport?"). According to the eBay listing, this picture is from the 1940s. Of course then I had to look up the Autoport itself. You can find its history--as the first motel in Pennsylvania--here.