Vintage Postcard – Southwind Motel Ocala
Located on U.S. 27 – 441 – 301
Two miles south of Ocala, Florida
20 units, 200 feet off the highway. Outdoor living — Pool — Play and Recreation area. Pets welcome. 2401 South Dixie Highway. Phone MArion 2-6461. Under management of Esther and T.O. Eaton.
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This lovely vintage card, which features the AAA logo, is unused. Someone has used a typewriter to put the following message on it: $6.00, double bed. That seems like a heck of a rate! No date on the card and I can’t quite make out the make of the car, but those types of phone exchanges were phased out by the 1960s. The convention for this one is the 2L-5N format, which was implemented in the late 1940s. The decorative holes in the sign pylon suggest a mid-century modern or Googie feel. I’d place this card in the mid-50s. I can’t find a listing for Ester or T.O. on Ancestry.
I really like this card. Love the pool. The motel looks quaint. Nice neon sign. I’d stay there.
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