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Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #360 on: May 10, 2018, 04:54:52 PM »


Not in my collection but I wish it was.  A nice, cheesy pic of the Imperial 400 Motel in Seattle, Washington.  Not sure if it's still there.  The Space Needle is still there, of course.  I once lived in Seattle for about five months.  Lots of fond memories of the place.   

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« Reply #361 on: May 12, 2018, 03:48:58 PM »


This particular motel is in my collection.  It was called the Continental Motel and Restaurant and it was located in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I'm not sure where the restaurant was, perhaps that lower addition to the left, overlooking the pool.  All gone now.  I looked the property over via Google Road Search and could only find a newer building there.  It's a Chipotle restaurant, now.     


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« Reply #362 on: May 14, 2018, 04:15:23 PM »


Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's headquarters.


By Grayghost01 at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9444272

As we can see, the place is still there, and nicely preserved at that.

Stonewall's house has also been saved for posterity.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson_House


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« Reply #363 on: May 17, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »


This is a WWI German postcard showing the effects of a shell strike on a building I think, in the town of Fléville, France.



There is an interesting notation on the back that states 'Military censored and free traffic allowed.'

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« Reply #364 on: May 18, 2018, 06:57:31 PM »


Here we have the Magnolia Motor Hotel & Restaurant down in Mississippi.  I'm not sure if the place is still there or not.  I did see one business listing for it but I couldn't find any other information regarding the hotel. 



This postcard was sent back in 1970.  Here is another pic of the place: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/8708044389

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #365 on: May 19, 2018, 03:38:38 PM »


Not in my collection but I wish it was.  A cool postcard showing Betty Brown's Diner Restaurant in Austin Texas, circa 1982.  I couldn't find any info on the place so am not too sure if it is still in existance.  I do know this much, I would have loved to have eaten there.

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« Reply #366 on: May 20, 2018, 04:35:57 PM »


Another postcard from the Seashore Trolley Museum.




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« Reply #367 on: May 21, 2018, 10:29:45 PM »
Here is the James River Bridge.  I think it has been replaced since the postcard was produced.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_River_Bridge

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« Reply #368 on: May 22, 2018, 06:20:08 PM »


A restaurant inside the famous Palmer House in Chicago.  I'm not too sure if this particular restaurant is still inside the building.



It is now called the Palmer House Hilton, to be more precise.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Palmer_House_Hilton

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #369 on: May 23, 2018, 09:12:58 PM »


Not in my collection but I wish it was.  The Kay Lyn Motel in Richland, Georgia.  I read a couple of online reviews of the place.  One person thought it was a nice place to stay for the price, while another thought the establishment was dirty and questioned whether the staff had changed the sheets or not.  Judging by the postcard, I would have given the motel a chance but I guess it's all academic because when I looked it up I could only find the building below at its current address.  Definitely not a big motor motel there anymore.
   

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« Reply #370 on: May 23, 2018, 09:19:43 PM »


Not in my collection but I wish it was.  The Kay Lyn Motel in Richland, Georgia.  I read a couple of online reviews of the place.  One person thought it was a nice place to stay for the price, while another thought the establishment was dirty and questioned whether the staff had changed the sheets or not.  Judging by the postcard, I would have given the motel a chance but I guess it's all academic because when I looked it up I could only find the building below at its current address.  Definitely not a big motor motel there anymore.
 

Nice mix of colonial-revival and modern kitsch Rix!  Looks like there's not much business as of 2016

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.0935789,-84.6687959,3a,75y,90h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sEulPLQzcm5FvvTg6phR5-w!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DEulPLQzcm5FvvTg6phR5-w%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D143.67477%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

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« Reply #371 on: May 23, 2018, 09:32:35 PM »
Ha, that's definitely the place.  I think I got the wrong address from reading these reviews...
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g35219-d270934-Reviews-Kay_Lyn_Kourt_Motel-Richland_Georgia.html.

The last review is dated 2016 as you have noted.  I wonder how much that bellhop took in in tips back in the 1950's? 

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« Reply #372 on: May 23, 2018, 09:42:26 PM »
Ha, that's definitely the place.  I think I got the wrong address from reading these reviews...
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g35219-d270934-Reviews-Kay_Lyn_Kourt_Motel-Richland_Georgia.html.

The last review is dated 2016 as you have noted.  I wonder how much that bellhop took in in tips back in the 1950's?

Oh yeah the bellhop is great, as is the thing that looks like a mural maybe in the lobby?  I've been driving around Richland GA for a while; looks like a sleepy hot southern afternoon and I'm trying to find a place with cold moon pies hahaha

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #373 on: May 23, 2018, 09:58:31 PM »


Not in my collection but I wish it was.  A cool postcard showing Betty Brown's Diner Restaurant in Austin Texas, circa 1982.  I couldn't find any info on the place so am not too sure if it is still in existance.  I do know this much, I would have loved to have eaten there.

http://www.threadgills.com/#locations-section
https://www.amazon.com/Threadgills-Restaurant-Original-Vintage-Postcard/dp/B00PB9FETM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Threadgill#Threadgill's_Tavern
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Osbourne_Wilson

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« Reply #374 on: Yesterday at 05:20:19 PM »
Oh yeah the bellhop is great, as is the thing that looks like a mural maybe in the lobby?  I've been driving around Richland GA for a while; looks like a sleepy hot southern afternoon and I'm trying to find a place with cold moon pies hahaha

Love those banana moon pies.

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« Reply #375 on: Yesterday at 05:24:42 PM »

http://www.threadgills.com/#locations-section
https://www.amazon.com/Threadgills-Restaurant-Original-Vintage-Postcard/dp/B00PB9FETM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Threadgill#Threadgill's_Tavern
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Osbourne_Wilson

Well, looks like a certain postcard site mislead me on the establishment's name.  Threadgill's.  I had no idea that this was the place where Janis Joplin got her start, along with other top names.  Thanks for the info, mr. a.

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« Reply #376 on: Yesterday at 05:32:13 PM »


A typical comic pin up postcard from the 1950's most likely.