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Roach Motel

From Bloomingpedia
As seen from across Indiana Avenue


The Roach Motel is a famous house in downtown Bloomington, located on the intersection of Indiana Avenue and 7th Street. In the 1970s a group of tenants put a large sign in front of the house declaring it the Roach Motel. The sign has stayed to this day. The house is for rental only and not actually a motel.


The Roach is famous for having Shane's World 32 shot partially at the house sometime in 2005. Because of the pornographic nature of Shane's World, this was a major controversy at Indiana University. Several students were expelled for taking part in the video and the university threatened to sue Shane Enterprises.