In 1950, Carl L. Bausch, Jr. designed the Milestone Motel in the town of Shaftsbury, VT. Its unique design represented the evolution of traditional cabin courts into in-line motels. Each unit had its own garage, and the owner's suite was at the south end of the complex. It featured a butterfly roof, natural siding and lots of windows. The motel was owned by the Fields when it opened, and operated by Marge & Al Newton in later years.
The postcard's descriptive text reads as follows:
Field's Milestone Motel.U.S. Route 7, 8 miles north of Bennington in Shaftsbury, Vermont. New, modern Motel situated off the highway on a hill. Picture windows overlooking the Green Mountains. Well furnished rooms with baseboard hot water heat, private baths, tiled showers. Garage for each unit.
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Fields--Owners-Managers. Phone Bennington 4180.
In 2011, the motel building is still standing but has been drastically altered. It is now a private residence, with a family living in the former owner's suite. The butterfly roof has been replaced with a gable roof, it is clad with vinyl siding, and several guest rooms at the north end have been demolished. Little remains of Bausch's original design.