Rancho Grande Motel – Stuart, Florida

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Vintage Postcard – Rancho Grande Motel – Stuart, Florida

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Rancho Grande Motel
U.S. Highway #1, Stuart, Florida 33494
Stuart’s finest motel located in a beautiful setting of pines and palms. New swimming pool, lovely rooms with bath, air-conditioning and heating. Efficiencies. Near restaurant and all downtown conveniences.
Peter and Elanore Cecilio        Phone 305-287-9863

Pub by Joseph Back, 901 Aspen Rd., W. Palm Beach, Fla. Ph. 683-1265
Made by Dexter Press, Inc, West Nyack, New York

This lovely vintage postcard was mailed using a blue five cent Washington stamp on January 30, 1969 to M/M. George Gibbons, 141 Grove St., Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18702. The message is inexplicably written upside down:

70° this morning. Spent yesterday with Flora & Madge. Saw lots more. Eating lots, sunburned. Having fun while I see on TV you have ice. This is the life. Wish you could be here with Flora. See you in Feb.
Fran & Florence

So, a little digging. Delores Maxine “Kitty” Smith and Ernest A. Smith were owners/operators of the Rancho Grande for nine years at some point. He passed away in 2000 and she passed away in 2011 (obit here). 

Guess what, friends? I’m pretty sure I have it…now the Royal Palms Motel at 627 SW Federal Highway. And it’s still in business. Check it out!


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