Vintage Postcard – Candlelight Motor Lodge – Lake Wales, Florida
CANDLELIGHT MOTOR LODGE
On U.S. 27, 2 miles South of
LAKE WALES, FLORIDA
Large rooms furnished for utmost comfort including free TV in each room.
Air Conditioned, Electric Heat
Public Phone and Playground
Emil R. Jahna, Owner Phone 2-9542
Color Photo by DePew
Color by Shelton Color Process, Hackensack, N.J.
This lovely vintage postcard features both the AAA logo and the Superior four leaf clover logo. It was mailed from Louisville March 17, 1958 using a 3-cent purple liberty stamp with a cancellation of the Easter lily and “At Easter Help Crippled Children’. It was mailed to the tv show Dough-Re-Mi, Box 5000, New York 46, New York and reads:
Barnacle Bill, the Sailor.
Mrs. Kitty K. Wilson
3938 Druid Hill Rd.
Louisville 7. Ky.
I hope against hope that Kitty’s middle name is Kat. It’s kind of hard to see in the scan, but the sign is fantastic. There’s a giant bulb at the top of the white candlestick that must turn on to look like a flame at night. Glorious!
There are other cards from this motel online, with a split image that includes the Candlelight Restaurant. From Wikipedia: Dough Re Mi was an American game show that aired on NBC from February 24, 1958 to December 30, 1960. The series was hosted by Gene Rayburn and was somewhat of an answer to CBS’ Name That Tune, which began in 1953.
Emil Richard Jahna was honored by his community as Pioneer of the Year in 2010. The story is here; “In 1930, he was commissioned by Sara and Emma Kolb to build the city’s famed clock, which still stands in downtown Lake Wales, using coquina shells pressed into squares.”
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