The Goldney Motel
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The Goldney Motel
PRIOR TO THE ZOMBIE OUTBREAK
The Goldney Motel was a 60-room boutique hotel in Malton. The motel was designed by architect Stephen B. Jacobs.
The motel boasted a unique organizing principle: each of its ten guest floors has a theme, designated after a major category of the Dewey Decimal Classification (the 5th floor, for example, is the 500s, the Sciences), with each room as a subcategory or genre, such as Mathematics (Room 500.001) or Botany (Room 500.004). (Dewey categories 000, 100, and 200 are placed on the 10th, 11th, and 12th floors, respectively.) Other room themes include Erotic Literature (Room 800.001), Poetry (Room 800.003), and Music (Room 700.005). All rooms had a small complement of books and decorations that accompany the theme, with 6000 books overall throughout the hotel.
Because of this classification scheme, the hotel owners were sued in 1989 by the OCLC (owners of the Dewey Decimal Classification system). OCLC reached an agreement with the hotel enabling the hotel to continue using the Dewey system. OCLC Press Release
Hotel Denouement from Lemony Snicket's The Penultimate Peril was modeled after the Goldney Motel.
During the Zombie outbreak the remnants of the OCLC set a horde of zombies on the motel and as a result lay it in disrepair for many months. It was eventually reclaimed by survivors who are slowly restoring the books to their rightful rooms.
This building should be barricaded at Very Strongly Barricaded per the Osmondville Barricade Plan
You are inside the Goldney Motel. The building has been heavily barricaded. --Zex Suik 03:47, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
August 7, ,2010
The building has been completely ransacked, and has fallen into ruin. Mould and fungus bloom across the crumbling walls, and the building's fittings are buried beneath dust and fallen plaster. Splashes and prints of blood have dried on the walls.
The doors to the street have been left wide open. Somebody has spraypainted Join Umbrella! http://tinyurl.com/5rcbto onto an inside wall. There's just a zombie inside, plus no one outside!
--unisubs 20:09, 7 August 2010 (BST)
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