Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida

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Hancock’s in 1949. Courtesy of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant was located at 2104 Florida Ave. in Tampa, Florida. The hotel court originally opened sometime before 1949. The proprietors of the original hotel court were George & Floy Hancock.

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The motel underwent a big expansion sometime in the mid to late 1950s. The sign was changed to better showcase all the amenities and a new restaurant was added to the premises. A brand new heated pool with a diving board was now located in the center for lounging confidently or touching your friend while they sit backwards on the diving board.

I am particularly fond of the Hancock’s Courtesy Car in the postcard below and what I assume to be George Hancock standing right next to it on the op half and resting his arm on the window in the bottom.

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Free transportation to & from AIRPORT – RAILROAD & BUS STATIONS. PHONES IN ALL ROOMS – FREE TV – RADIO – 100% AIR COND. – STEAM HEAT
Geo. & Floy Hancock, Owner-Mgrs.

The building, and all signs have been gone for a while now. In its stead, a large, multi-colored apartment/condo complex.

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