Palms Motel

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Vintage Postcard – Palms Motel – St. Petersburg, Florida

Palms Motel

Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Watson, Owner-Manager. Oil Heat, Private Showers, 14 Units, Kitchenettes, Twin Beds, Radio in Every Unit, Continuous Hot Water, Beautifully Furnished, Communicating Rooms, Plastic Mattress and Pillow Covering, Cross Ventilation, Screened In Porches. 3 1/2 Miles from Shopping Center. Bus Facilities, Conveniently Located Along Main Artery to St. Petersburg. Good Drinking Water. Completely Fireproof. Ample Parking Space. Make This Your Home Away From Home. New and Ultra Modern.

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This lovely vintage postcard was mailed using a green one-cent Washington stamp Dec 31, 1948 to Miss Frieda Schultz, East Greenville, Penns. It reads:

Dec. 30, 1948
Hi [unintelligible]- Yes here we are in St. Pete, staying at the place shown on other side of card, so far the weather was very nice Leaving for some place in the [unintelligible].
Elaine & Beulah

I generally don’t go for black and white cards, but this one really caught my eye.

Now, I swear to you, I almost didn’t do a search for it. There is no way this could still exist, right?

palms motel

But it does still exist. And still under the same name. TheĀ Palms Motel is located atĀ 6730 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL. And it gets pretty good reviews on Google. I don’t see how that’s possible, but here it is.

Couldn’t find a match for the Watsons, but Frieda Schultz Spohn was born in May 1915 and died in May 1996.

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