Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ashley Oaks Motel & Restaurant - Valdosta, Georgia

Ashley Oaks Motel - Valdosta, Georgia

U.S 41 North Side
Valdosta, Ga.
Tele. CH 2-6340

101 New, Completely Modern Units on both sides of the Highway. Central Heating - 100% Air-Conditioned - Room Telephones - 24 Hr. Service - Television - Restaurant on Premises. Crystal clear swimming pool with fresh filtered water. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

The writing on the back says:

3-1-69 North Bound
Real nice $9.00
Drove from Ochechobee

3-2-69 North Bound
Monteagle on R. 41 in Mountains. $8.00
Drove from Valdosta

Ashley Oaks Restaurant - Valdosta, Georgia

Located in center of Ashley oaks Motel in Valdosta, Ga. Serving a variety of delightful and tasty food. Specializing in Steaks, Seafood, Southern Fried Chicken and Homemade Pastries.

Park Motor Inn - Madison, Wisconsin

Park Motor Inn - Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin's newest and finest motor hotel downtown on Madison's Capitol Square, 180 rooms and suites. Free parking, swimming pool, 3 restaurants, 2 cocktail lounges, cabana type rooms at poolside.
CAPITOL SQUARE
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Downtowner Motor Inn - Kansas City, Missouri

Downtowner Motor Inn - Kansas City, Missouri

13th and Central
Kansas City, Missouri
Luxurious travel - living in the center of things - Walking distance to business - shopping - entertainment facilities. Spacious rooms - Free TV - Swimming Pool - Free Park - Free Reservations Service to All Downtowners Nationwide.

The Stevens/The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

America's Grand Hotel
Located in the very heart of the city on Chicago's famous Michigan Boulevard overlooking Grant Park and the Lake. The Stevens occupies Chicago's finest hotel location preferred by vacation, pleasure, business travelers.

The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

World's Largest Hotel
3,000 rooms, from $3.25 single, $4.75 double. Each an outside room with circulating ice water. World's largest ballroom. Unlimited convention facilities. Conveniently located on Michigan Boulevard opposite Grant Park, overlooking Lake Michigan.

The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

Located in the very heart of the city - On Chicago's famous Michigan Boulevard overlooking Grant Park and the Lake. The Stevens is noted for its friendly service and excellent food.



The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

"America's Grand Hotel"
Located in the very heart of the city on Chicago's famous Michigan Boulevard overlooking Grant Park and the LAKE. The Stevens occupies Chicago's finest hotel location preferred by vacation, pleasure, business travelers.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. Thos. Weddle of Wichita, Kansas on February 22, 1939:

Dear Tom & Stella,
The convention is over except dist. agents meeting tomorrow. We are O.K. Will be home Fri. if the roads are good. Has been snowing but is not cold. H.O.

The Stevens Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Located in the very heart of the city on Chicago's famous Michigan Boulevard overlooking Grant Park and the LAKE, The Stevens occupies Chicago's finest hotel location preferred by vacation, pleasure, business travelers.

Mailed from Old P.O. Annex 2 in Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hineryman of Jonesboro, Illinois on July 31, 1942:

Dear Sis & Bro -
Just a line to let you know my new address, Hope this finds you OK. Will write later.
Love, Artie
The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

Located in the very heart of the city on Chicago's famous Michigan Boulevard overlooking Grant Park and the LAKE. The Stevens occupies Chicago's finer hotel location preferred by vacation, pleasure, business travelers.

Chicago, Illinois to Mr. Claude Bachman of West York, Pennsylvania on June 19, 1943:

A.F.C. Paul Bachman
Der. Med. Corps.
Station Hospital Room 1026
Chicago, Ill.
Dear Dad,
Here is another one of the cards. Love, Paul

The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

On Michigan Boulevard opposite Grant Park. Twenty-five stories above and four below ground. Three thousand rooms with baths, a beautiful banquet hall seating four thousand persons, also many other banquet and meeting rooms, large exhibition rooms for convention, etc.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mrs. Ava Buchanan of Niles, Michigan on October 5, 1943:

Dear Mother,
Will be home very soon but don't know just what day.
Lane

A.C. Co.

Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois

New Michigan Avenue
This is perhaps the best known of Chicago's many famous thoroughfares. It is distinguished for the world-renowned Art Institute and its many striking sky-scrapers and exclusive hotels.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. Johnathan Steffen of Elgin, Illinois on August 28, 1944:

8/26/44
Dear Jonathan;
Hello to you and the boys at Buick. How are you? I am doing well, have a good office job. It is a small concern and I am working with the owner. Is Burt still at Buick? Say hello to my son Sammy. Best regards, Bill Hoblen. 3722 N. Kildare Ave. Chicago.

The Stevens Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Site covers 80,000 square feet. Building 25 stories above grounds. 4 below, enclosing 20,000,000 cubic feet. 3000 outside rooms, each with private bath. Largest hall in the world with seating capacity for 4000 guests. Many other banquet and meeting rooms of various sizes.
Exhibition rooms for conventions containing over 35,000 square feet.

Note on the back:
Virgil Scaggs. I was in the Stevens hotel Saturday night April 1, 1944.

Grant Park Band Shell - Chicago, Illinois

Thousands of visitors are guests every Summer evening to Chicago's free band concerts. The beautiful surroundings of Grant Park give an unusual setting to these concerts.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mrs. Paul Cooper of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on May 3, 1946:

Dear Odele,
Got you letter but sorry that you can't go on trip to Kalamazoo so I changed my mins so I will let you no. What I am going to do, maybe I go in July. All fine, don't worry about me. Love, Mom

Chas. Levy Circulating Co., Chicago, Illinois
Tichnor Quality Views
74257

The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

World's Largest and Friendliest Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
Located on Michigan Boulevard at 7th Street opposite Grant Park, and overlooking Lake Michigan, THE STEVENS is conveniently near Chicago's Loop - but away from the noise of the downtown district. 3,000 delightful, outside rooms of the Famous BOULEVARD ROOM which features fine cuisine, dancing to famous orchestras, and a full hour music comedy revue, starring the BOULEVAR-DEARS.

The Stevens Hotel - Chicago, Illinois
 

The hotel is located on Michigan Boulevard opposite Grant Park. It has three thousand rooms with baths and a variety of dining and banquet halls with all go toward making it one of the world's leading hotels. It has 25 stories above the ground and 4 stories below.

Mailed from Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. P. Hicks of Memphis, Tennessee on June 21, 1948:

Hi - Well we're here and it's cold as H-. Louis Jordan is here in person at the Oriental. We heard him tonight. First things up was "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chicken" Wish you were her too - Love, Hazel & Red.

A Colourpicture Publication

The Stevens - Chicago, Illinois

ICE SHOWS at The BOULEVARD ROOM!
The outstanding night spot in Chicago...featuring lavish Ice Shows on the largest hotel ice rink in the country...big cast of skating stars. Finest cuisine and famous orchestras for dancing.
THE STEVENS - Chicago - A Hilton Hotel

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Anna L. Petrarsu of Warwick, Rhode Island on February 16, 1949:

This is one the restaurants in the hotel - Mama and Daddy

Michigan Avenue Looking North - Chicago, Illinois

Conrad Hilton Hotel 
Chicago's lake front viewed from the world's largest hotel. The greatest project of city improvement ever undertaken in American history.

The back is dated August 26, 1954 by K.R. Tewksbury

The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

World's largest and friendliest hotel.
CHICAGO
Located on Michigan Boulevard at 7th Street opposite Grant Park, and overlooking Lake Michigan, The Conrad Hilton is conveniently near Chicago's Loop, but away from the noise of the downtown district. 3,000 delightful, outside rooms - each with bath. The Conrad Hilton is the home of the famous Boulevard Room which features fine cuisine, dancing to famous orchestras, and the popular, fast-moving Ice Shows.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Peters of Arlington, Virginia on August 2, 1952:

Hello! Almost at the end of our journey. Its been wonderful seeing so many interesting things & places. Only one day of rain on the whole trip. Cool enough to wear coats & sleep with blankets. Love & best wishes to you all. Lucy
Did you ever receive the pkg. from Jeannie? My letters?

The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

Located on Michigan Boulevard opposite Grant Park, it has a three thousand rooms with baths and a variety of dining and banquet halls which all go towards making it one of the world's leading hotels. It has 25 stories above the ground and 4 stories below.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. John Brooks, Jr. at Ray Brooks Machine Company of Montgomery, Alabama on June 13, 1952:

Hi - having a fine time in ole Chicago. "Guys and Dolls", Frankie Masters, Dorothy Shay, Cugat, etc. Flying home Sat/ afternoon. Come up sometimes. Hello to Allison - Bill

Conrad Hilton Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

World's finest and largest, The convention center of the Midwest.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to The J.R. Snyders of Frostburg, Maryland on February 10, 1960:

Weill get to in Sunday. Chicago is great.

H.S. Crocker Co.

The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

World's largest and friendliest hotel located on Michigan Boulevard at 7th Street, opposite Grant Park and overlooking Lake Michigan. All rooms fully air-conditioned. Radio and television available. Home of the famous Boulevard Room with its lavish musicals on ice. Telephone: Wabash 2-4400. Teletype: CG 1016. A Hilton Hotel.

The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

The Conrad Hilton Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

The Conrad Hilton Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

The hotel located on Michigan Boulevard in the heart of Chicago's world famous convention center is one of the largest hotels in the world.

Penrod Studio
Cameo Greetings Cards, Inc.
Dexter Press
DT-55151-B

The Conrad Hilton - Chicago, Illinois

One of the world's largest and friendliest hotels, located on famed Michigan Boulevard, overlooking Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and sparkling Lake Michigan.
Home of a variety of unusual, attractive shops and the famed Chicago Haymarket Restaurant.
The Conrad Hilton is conveniently withing walking distance of exciting downtown Chicago.

The Conrad Hilton Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

The hotel is located on Michigan Boulevard opposite Grant Park. It has three thousand rooms with baths and a variety of dining and banquet halls which all go towards making it one of the world's leading hotels. It has 25 stories above the ground and 4 stories below.

Imperial '400' Motel - Rockford, Illinois

Imperial '400' Motel - Rockford, Illinois

733 East State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61104
Heated Swimming Pool, All Rooms - Color TV. Telephones, Air Conditioned, Free Coffee, Adjoining Restaurant, Theater, Cocktail Lounge, Greyhound Bus - one Block, O'Hare Bus Stop.

Mailed from Rockford, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on August 21, 1977:

Girl 12
Angela Layton
xxx S. 4th St.
Rockford, Illinois 61104

Shamrock Motel - Cicero, Illinois



1212 S. Cicero Ave. - Cicero, Ill.
Phone: Olympic 6-6670
Each room individually controlled Air-Conditioning and Heating - Free Television - 24 hours switchboard service.
Ten minutes to - Chicago's famed "Loop" - Midway Airport - Sportsman's Park - 2 Blocks South of the Congress St. Expressway.
Continental Breakfast

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mrs. Ella Rich of Owosso, Michigan on August 30, 1967:

Dear Gram,
This is smog here too, but otherwise it was a nice day. Mother had the Daily Double at the harness track and had a real good night. She split the Double with us so we all came out ahead.
Love, Bob

Twin Tiki Restaurant & Motel - Eddyville, Kentucky



Located on U.S. Hwys. 62 & 641
Eddyville, Ky. 42038
We specialize in Country Ham, T-Bone Steaks and Fish Dinners. Operated by Mr. & Mrs. O.B. Wray
Motel has swimming Pool - Color TV & Phone
"Bass Capital of U.S.A."

Mailed from Worth, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 1975:

Bobby Spears
xxxxx S. Massasait
Chicago Ridge, Ill. 60415

Art's Motel, Restaurant & Service Station - Farmersville, Illinois

Art's Motel, Restaurant & Service Station - Farmersville, Illinois

One Stop Service
MOTEL - New in 1960. Ultra-modern with individually controlled Electric Heat. Free TV.
RESTAURANT - Art's Fine Foods under the same management for 25 years.
SERVICE STATION - Conoco Gas and Oils.
On U.S. 66 - Twenty Mi. South of Springfield at Farmersville, Illinois
Phone 7-2371
Elmer and Joe McAnarney Owners

Writing on the back:
May 27 - June 2-1965
Memorial Day Trip

Mirador Motel - Deming, New Mexico

Mirador Motel - Deming, New Mexico

"In The Kingdom of the Sun"
MIRADOR MOTEL
Hiway 70-80-180 Downtown
Deming, New Mexico
"HALLMARK OF HOSPITALITY"
Attractive rooms or family units in spacious grounds will make your stay enjoyable. Tiled tub and shower combinations. Refrigerated air conditioning and thermostatic heating. Room phones - TV - Courtesy Inn room coffee - carport parking and heated Swimming Pool. AAA Approved

Date on the back:
August 22, 1968

Bluenose Apartment Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

Bluenose Apartment Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

292 Treasure Island Causeway
St. Petersburg 6, Florida
Named after the famous racing fishing schooner of Nova Scotia. Modern motel rooms and apts. facing beautiful Boca-Ciega Bay, away from noise and crowds. Private fishing pier, swimming and diving board. Close to public beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Near shopping center and fine restaurants. Park at your back door.
Come straight out on Central Avenue from u.S. 19 and downtown St. Petersburg to Treasure Island. We are at the end of the third bridge on your right.

Mailed from Florida to Mr. & Mrs. J. Iversen of Pleasantville, New York on August 6, 1975:

Dear John & Lu: -
Joe & I are here for three weeks rest. It is very warm but we have a nice breeze from the bay. Hope you are all well. Love, Jean & Joe

Hotel Whitman - Pueblo, Colorado

Hotel Whitman - Pueblo, Colorado

Newest and Finest; Strictly Fire-proof. Radio in Every Room; Sample Rooms; Smart, New Lounge Cafe; Dining and Dancing; Banquet and Private Meeting Rooms. On U.S. Highway 50.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Town and Country Motel - Santa Maria, California



2250 So. Broadway, Santa Maria, Calif.
WAlnut 5-2556
42 luxurious units; 3 kitchens. TVs and phones in every room. Heated Pool. Two restaurant adjacent.
"Just a little Nicer"

Town House Motel - Van Nuys, California


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6957 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, Calif.
Phone - STate 2-8800
Just North of the new Ventura Freewat
Make this your home, while you're away from home. Managed and operated by the owners who will make you stay here in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, a pleasant one. We have free coffee in the A.M. - all beds are King Size - Free TV - heated pool - phones every room - ind. controlled heat - Refrig. air-cond. - kitchen units available - also adjoining rooms.

Lincoln Lodge - Columbus, Ohio

Lincoln Lodge - Columbus, Ohio

4950 W. Broad
Columbus, Ohio 43228
135 Rooms - Year Round Swimming - Nine Hole Pare 3 Golf - Dining Rooms - Coffee Shop - Cocktail Lounge - Entertainment.

Mailed from Plainfield, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 1972:

Boy
Matt Notes
R.R. #2 Blackberry Cir.
Plainfield, Il. 60544

Ranch Motel - La Crescent, Minnesota

Ranch Motel - La Crescent, Minnesota

Heated Swimming Pool - Room Telephones - Off The Highway - Quiet - Air Conditioned - Free TV. Good Food, Walking Distance - 5 Minute Drive too Downtown La Crosse - On Hiways U.S. 14-16-61.
"ON THE GREAT RIVER ROAD"

Mailed from La Crescent, Minnesota to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on June 20, 1979:

Girl
Lisa Cassano
xxxx N. 37th
Stone Park, Ill. 60165
Age - 3 yrs.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sheraton Hotel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



1725 Pennsylvania Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tel. LOcust 8-3300 - Teletype PH-321
Completely air-conditioned, 1,000 rooms all with free TV. 1000 Car garage. Formal dining in the Cafe Careme. Steaks and Chops in the Cheshire Cheese, a London Chop House. Also the Wine Cellar and Town Room. Family Plan.
Free Parking for Registered Guests
Free Reservations by Reservatron reserves and confirms your hotel room in 4 seconds.

Morrison Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Morrison Hotel Boyston Oyster House - Chicago, Illinois

The Hotel of Perfect Service
Madison at Clark, Chicago
Home of the Terrace Garden, Chicago's Winder Restaurant. 1944 Outside Rooms with Bath and Servidor, $2.50 an up.
When completed, to contain 3400 rooms. Personal Management of Harry C. Moir

Morrison Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

The Hotel of Perfect Service
Madison at Clark, Chicago
Home of the Terrace Garden, Chicago's Wonder Restaurant
1944 Outside Rooms with bath and servidor. $2.50 and up.
When completed, to Contain 3400 Rooms
Personal management of Harry C. Moir

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mabel Gadke of Portland, Oregon on July 5, 1930:

Dear One:
A Letter will surely go forward next week. Am here for the races - so exciting. Much love and a kiss from Hallie

Morrison Hotel - Chicago, Illinois


World's Tallest
Clark and Madison Streets - Chicago
46 stories high. Every room with bath, circulating ice water, and servidor.
Home of the Historic BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE and TERRACE CASINO.
Willard M. Rutzen, General Manager


Morrison Hotel - Chicago, Illinois


Clark and Madison Streets.
 In the heart of the Loop.
46 stories high. Every room with bath, circulating ice water, and servidor. Home of the historic Boston Oyster House and Terrace Casino. Willard M. Rutzen, Manager

C.T. Art-Colortone
6B-H267
Morrison Hotel - Chicago, Illinois


The New Morrison Hotel
Clark and Madison Streets, Chicago
World's tallest hotel in the heart of the loop. Home of the famous Boston Oyster House.

Richtone by Steelograph

Pearson Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Pearson Hotel - Chicago, Illinois


190 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Just east of the Water Tower
Phone 312- SU 7-8200

Wyoming Court - Laramie, Wyoming

Wyoming Court - Laramie, Wyoming

1720 Grand Avenue
On U.S. 30, Laramie, Wyoming
Wyoming's Outstanding Motor Court: 14 blocks east of Business District - 1 1/4 miles from railroad. Brick, fireproof construction: 40 bedrooms. Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, carpeted and large rugs, tile baths, tub or shower, free radios P B X telephone. Steam and forced hot-air heat. Cooled in summer by mountain air at altitude of 7200 feet. Closed heated garages. Open All Year Telephone 6633
AAA Approved. A United Motor Court.

New Wyoming Court - Laramie, Wyoming

1720 Grand Avenue
On U.S. 30, Laramie Wyoming
Wyoming's Outstanding Motor Court - 14 Blocks east of Business District - Brick, fireproof construction. 30 units, all tiled combination Tub & Shower Baths. Free Radios, Telephones in Rooms, TV, Steam and forced hot-air heat. Heated Swimming Pool. Cooled in summer by mountain air at altitude of 7200 feet. All Rooms New in 1960. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Laramie, Wyoming to Dottie Ramsey of Arcadia, California on July 15, 1964:

Hi. Well we had car trouble I should say Our friends had motor trouble so we stayed hear all day. Working on his card. Ron ask them to stop and eat with us if we get there in the right time. Our "H" is OK so far. See you soon.
Ray

El Don Motel - Albuquerque, New Mexico

El Don Motel - Albuquerque, New Mexico

2222 W. Central
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phone: 2-5946
15 Units - 5 with Kitchen
Tubs and Showers. Tiled Baths. Free Radios. Air Conditioned. Wall-O-Matic Heat - Restaurants near. Just 3 blocks to the Historic Old Albuquerque Palaza. Less than 5 minutes to Heart of City. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Mr. & Mrs. Dan W. Eitzen

Phillips Tourist Tavern - Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Phillips Tourist Tavern - Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Situated on U.S. Highway No. 69
at the city limits of Excelsior Springs, Missouri
THE PHILLIPS TOURIST TAVERN
comprises a charming little village constructed entirely of brick and following the English type of architecture. A motorist stopping at the Tavern follows his own inclinations and is spared the confusion incidental to seeking a downtown hotel. This is particularly pleasing after a long day's drive when nerves are worn and clothes are selected for comfort and not for appearance. Cafe service at the Tavern is unexcelled. The finest food, intelligently prepared and served at all hours and the Tavern has the enviable reputation of serving the most taste meals available.
THE PHILLIPS TOURIST TAVERN invites you to stop the next time you are in the city of Excelsior Springs and assures you that a very cordial welcome awaits you.

Uptown Motel - Florence, South Carolina



311 S. Irby St. - U.S. 301 & U.S. 51
Florence, S.C.
Ultra Modern Guest Rooms, all with private tile baths. Fully carpeted floors. Airfoam mattresses. Air conditioned, heat. Room telephones and TV. Near excellent restaurants, shopping district, theatres and all leading churches.
Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Ham, Owners, Managers

Curley's Motel and Modern Cottages - Paradise, Michigan

Curley's Motel and Modern Cottages - Paradise, Michigan

On the Lake
"One of Michigan's Finest"
Eleven Miles East of Tahquamenon Falls
On Whitefish Bay
PARADISE, MICHIGAN
Steam Heat - Each Unit Individually Controlled - Sound Proof - Wall to Wall Carpeting - Tub and Shower Combinations.
Phone 2F 21