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 theContinue reading “Hancock’s Hotel Court & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida”

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.Continue reading “Tropics Motor Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona”

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 nothingContinue reading “Championship Wrestling from St. Louis – September 24, 1948”

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 anContinue reading “Desert Sky Hotel – Phoenix, Arizona”

Bagdad Inn – Phoenix, Arizona

3335 East Van Buren Phoenix, Arizona 100 rooms, all king size beds, TV, phones, swim pool, in the heart of the finer hotel district, on U.S. Highways 60,70,80,89 & 93. AAA Approved. Hilton, Carte Blanche, The Diner’s Club, & American Express accepted. The Bagdad Inn was located on the 33000 block of famed E. VanContinue reading “Bagdad Inn – Phoenix, Arizona”

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