Coconut Grove Motel Marathon

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Vintage Postcard – Coconut Grove Motel Marathon, Florida

Coconut Grove Motel

P.O. Box 61, Marathon, Fla.
Modern efficiencies and hotel rooms, waterfront units available. Boat launching and docking facilities, skiff rental, swimming area. Directly on the Gulf in the heart of the Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys Photo Service, Marathon Florida
Color by Ed. Swift, Jr.

This lovely vintage postcard was mailed using a four cent purple Lincoln stamp from Marathon January 19, 1960. It was sent to Mr. Dieter Kattermann, 5716 N 44th, Tacoma, Wash. It reads:

Taking it easy for a few weeks. It’s beautiful here nice and hot. Hope the family is feeling better now. 
Love Aunt Anne & Uncle August

A listing for the Coconut Grove in Marathon gave us the address of 4900 Overseas Highway which was most recently listed as the Crystal Bay Resort & Marina (now closed). This article, posted in September 2015, speaks a little more about the redevelopment of the old place. It lists 30 cottages on the location which will all be demolished.

I did find listings for August and Anne Kattermann in New Jersey.

Like the Florida Keys? More here:

Keys Way Motel & Cottages

Marathon Court

Blue Waters

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