Vintage Postcard – Holiday Shores Motel – Daytona Beach
Holiday Shores Motel
Directly on World Famous Daytona Beach
1015 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach’s Largest & Finest Motel – Room Controlled Air-Conditioning & Central Heat, Radios & Music – TV & Telephones in all rooms – Daily & Weekly Special Rates – Planned Activity – Oceanfront efficiencies & apartments – Hotel Rooms – Private Balcony – HEATED SWIMMING POOL.
Paul F. Gocke, Gen. Mgr.
Pub. by Dexter Photo Service, 645-647 North Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, Fla.
Made by Dexter West Nyack, N.Y.
This card was mailed from Daytona Beach Aug 3, 1960 using a three-cent purple liberty stamp, cancelled with Pray for Peace. It was mailed to Miss Annie May Oakes, 1931 East 13th St. Davenport, Iowa. It reads:
No rain yesterday or today. 8/2/60
Hi! On our way home. Staying over night and to St. Augustine & Marineland & Jacksonville. Going to Nashville, Tenn for a day. Home by Sunday noon, I think! “Paleface” Jo & Elsie
Unfortunately, it appears that the Holiday Shores was torn down:
I found Paul F. Gocke, manager of the Holidays Shores, in the Daytona Beach city directories from 1959 and 1960, listed with his wife Mary.
This notices in the The Davenport Democrat and Leader from July 1924 features Annie May Oakes, postcard recipient:
Another from the same paper, May 24, 1924:
She was old enough in 1924 to travel on her own and to throw a bridal shower for a friend. She remained in her family home at 1931 East Thirteenth Street through receiving the postcard, 36 years later and apparently unmarried. The US Census records for her (daughter of Samuel Oakes) has her birthday as being about 1890. And here’s a photo of her:
Though when she received the postcard, she would have been around 70. And here’s her house, at 1931 E Thirteenth Street:
I can’t find her death or burial information online.
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