Brunswick Cafe – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Brunswick Cafe and Tepee Room with its now very much non-PC mascot named “skookum-um-chuck” was located at 411 Sherman St. in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Advertisements encouraged people to look for the “SIGN OF THE INDIAN.” According to the back of the postcard above: THE BRUNSWICK CAFE & TEPEE ROOM, located right downtown in Idaho’s…

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Po’Keepsie Motor Hotel – Poughkeepsie, New York

The Po’Keepsie Motor was located at 481 South Road – Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, New York. As you can tell from the postcard above, the motel was located right next to a Howard Johnson’s restaurant. The official grand opening for the motel was October 21, 1956. With 53 units and a swimming pool, the Po’Keepsie offered “all…

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Peter Pan Motel – East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Peter Pan Motel, located at 1 Rutherford Plaza on Route 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey was a fairly simple motel with a pretty great sign. Advertising itself as the last motel before New York City, the motel offered buses to the city and tours of the area. It appears to have opened in…

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1909 Portola Festival – San Francisco, California

April 18, 1906. A date that no San Franciscan at that time would ever forget. The fires that raged on for three days after added to the devastation and destruction. The events of those days  could have wiped the town off the face of the Earth, but San Franciscans had resolve.Nearly 500 blocks, numerous business and homes…

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Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida

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. The motel underwent a big expansion sometime in the mid to late 1950s. The sign was changed to better showcase all the…

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Tropics Motor Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona

1902 E. Van Buren Phoenix, Arizona East Side of Phoenix on Highways 60-70-80-89. Close to downtown shopping and entertainment, 50 luxurious rooms, coffee shop, dining room, cocktail lounge, heated pool, TV in Room, hot water heat in winter, refrigeration in summer, reasonable rates. Tropics Motor Hotel opened for business in December 1957 at 1902 E.…

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Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants

A history of every Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants built from 1956 to 1979.

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Championship Wrestling from St. Louis – September 24, 1948

This is an advertising postcard for Championship Wrestling from St. Louis on Friday, September 24, 1948. This was a really interesting find for me. Most people don’t know that I am a fan of this history of professional wrestling. In my years of collecting I had never come across anything like this. There is nothing…

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Desert Sky Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona

The Desert Sky Hotel was located just down the street from the Bagdad Inn at 3541 E. Van Buren Avenue. Van Buren Avenue, also known as Route 60, was the main thoroughfare between Phoenix and Los Angeles before the interstate system was built. 3541 E. Van Buren Phoenix, Arizona on U.S. Highway 60-70-80-89 Designed with an…

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