Riviera Motel

Sunday, December 1, 2013 0 No tags Permalink

Vintage Postcard – Riviera Motel

Riviera Motel

Riviera Motel
One of Western New York’s Newest, largest and Most Modern Motels
Restaurant on Premises – Shopping plazas nearby
Designed and furnished in the most modern taste
Open all year – Air conditioned – radio – Television – wall-to-wall carpeting – ceramic tile tubs and showers.

6621 Pine Ave. Blvd. On Route U.S. 62 & N.Y.18
Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Plastichrome by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.
Williams Prtg. & Advertising, Niagaara Falls – Photo by Zelones

This vintage postcard was mailed using a purple 3 cent liberty stamp in August 1960 to Mrs. Robbins & Family, 231 Washington St. Riverside, New Jersey. It reads:

Hi Folks,
This N.Y. state is really O.K. We just come to N.F. from the 1000 Islands. We will be home Monday.
Mike & Jo

The Riviera is now the Budget Host Inn. Here’s the Google Street View:

Budget Host Inn

Perhaps it’s not surprising that it doesn’t get the best reviews on Trip Advisor. Yelp! says it is now closed.

Robertson’s Tourist Home

Friday, November 30, 2012 0 No tags Permalink

Beryl sent me these two old postcards (dated between 1900-1910) of Robertson’s Tourist Home:

Robertson’s Tourist Home
Known as one of the best in the States.
City and country home combined. Large porches, spacious grounds, free parking or garage. Notes as the home for comfort, rest and cleanliness. Route 11, three miles south from center.
4413 So. Salina St. Syracuse, N.Y.
Phone 9-2314

The place still stands, but it’s not in the best shape today: