Archive for ‘Florida Hotels’
The El Rancho Hotel Court is still there at 7100 Nebraska Avenue in Tampa. Very unfortunately, the sign is gone. The card isn’t postmarked, but judging by the cars in the back of the motel, I’d say this is sometime in the ’60s.
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Here are parts of a fold out brochure for the Copacabana Motel in Daytona Beach. I think the lawyers today would advice the Copacabana Motel not to have the image of the folks sitting on the ledge. A search of the address seems to show the addressing has changed in the area since the days of the Copacabana Motel. There is a building that looks much like the same motel named the Silver Beach Club, but would have to go out there to really compare. If you know more please leave your thoughts below!
Here’s an envelope that was available in the Mayflower Hotel in Jacksonville in the 1930s. Top is the front. Below is the back of the envelope.
Somebody named Betty mailed this to Missouri in 1975 informing Ed not to be worried about the “lite bill”, she’ll take care of it when she gets home. In the meantime, it looks like she was enjoying Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Here’s an undated postcard of the Soutneraire Motel in Tallahassee. The only address given on the back of the card is that it was on US90, 1 mile west of the State Capitol. Also “free television” and “private telephones”. Apparently the hotel is stil there with the same name. I found this at the Manta site.
Feel free to note below any memories of the Southernaire.
I’m gonna try to alternate between brochures, flyers and advertising paraphernalia to get more than just paper items of the collection on here.
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Here’s a gigantic Christmas tree in Central Park on Park Avenue in Winter Park. The ornaments are handmade by the City of Winter Park ‘After School Enrichment Program’.
Here’s another live Christmas tree in Albert Park in College Park in Orlando.
Here’s a festive Addison to ‘O’ Stromboli’ Italian restaurant near Audubon Park in Orlando. The restaurant has changed names, it’s interior many times over the years, but the family has always kept the same location since 1948.
This brochure for The Glades is from 1951. A quick look and apparently The Glades is still around, just no website. If anyone knows more about the location, please leave a comment below!
Here’s, what is known today, as Flagler College in St. Augustine. At the time of this undated postcard this was, as it was built, the Hotel Ponce deLeon built by Florida pioneer Henry Flagler as he built the Florida East Coast Railroad down towards Miami. The hotel opened in 1888 and cost two and a half million dollars to build. U.S. presidents and royalty had stayed at the magnificent hotel. Click here to learn more about Flagler College.
This matchbook is for the Flamingo Court Motel. It once stood right beside the Orlando Motor Lodge, the matchbook of which was featured last week. Both hotels were demolished to have another medical office building built in the area.