Sandalwood Motel

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Vintage Postcard – Sandalwood Motel – Clearwater, Florida

Sandalwood Motel
Sandalwood Motel
407 Jupiter Ave. – At Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, Florida
Telephone 446-9284 … Air Conditioned…Electric Heat…T.V. In All Rooms…Tiled Baths…Overnights & Efficiencies…Shuffleboard.
Restaurant & Shopping Center Nearby
Mr & Mrs. Basil & Frances Wingrove, Owners/Operators [a sticker has been placed over the owner information, with Frances Lutey, Owner & Operator on the sticker]

Pub. by DeMay’s, Clearwater, Florida
Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, New York

This lovely vintage postcard is unused. I can’t tell you how much I love this card. The feeling of movement in the palms. The simpleness of the structure. That fabulous sign. It just makes me happy.

The Google Street View from today does not make me so happy:


From Basil’s obituary: “Basil H. Wingrove, 95, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2000) at Phyllis Manor, Largo. He was born in West Virginia and lived many years in Clearwater and 10 years in Springhill. He owned and operated a sign company and a motel in Clearwater.” Wonder if his company designed and fabricated that fabulous sign for the motel?

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