between cicero and western is a pretty long stretch. i grew up a block from cicero on sw hwy in oak lawn - i don't remember anything or the remains of such a place, at least not in MY time, i'm only 41. i would have noticed, because i notice things like that.
looked at aerials from '38 and '51, i figure that's a safe date to assume they'd still be standing, considering cabin style motels date from the 20s-40's. followed sw hwy from cicero up to western, didn't see anything that looked like separate little cabins.
Wishing Well Motel on Joliet Road at Brainard Ave., built in 1941. Originally built as 10 cabins, later converted into one building with 19 rooms. There actually is a well in the yard of the motel. Address: 6305 S Brainard Ave.
[b]I think they were on southwest high way just west of Pulaski. There was a Chinees resturant ther after that I think but not sure, There are cars on that lot now. That would be Hometown. I thought I saw it on some old aeriel views but they were not that clear.[/b]
That area just west of Pulaski next to where the Chinese Restaurant was and is still houses that back up against the railroad tracks. There is the one strip of duplex housing that faces a frontage road which is directly parallel to SW Highway. My cousin lived in the first one west of the restaurant . They bought it when it was built in the mid-1950s. From there they moved to the Scottsdale neighborhood when that house was built in 1957.
I think it's more likely that you may be thinking of that motel at 95th and SW Highway - no?
the Chinese restaurant building had been there since the mid or late 50's...along with the homes just west of it along SW highway...
Now whether or not the Chinese restaurant building was a motel is hard to say, however I didn't see any cabin like structures surrounding it...going back to aerial views of the 60's and 70's
the building that houses Ghosein Auto Repair, (just to the east of the former Chinese place), has been there since the 50's for sure...and aerial views from the 60's and 70's show other buildings adjacent and to the east. Whether or not those buildings were cabins is anyones guess, but it seems kind of unlikely.