Sandman Motel

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Vintage Postcard – Sandman Motel

Sandman Motel

The Sandman Motel
On U.S. 19
570 34th Street, North
St. Petersburg, Florida
Centrally located among the finest of restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment. All within convenient walking distance. Free TV and air-conditioning.
Phone: 894-7558

Glo-Ar Finish by Aurora Postcard Company – Aurora, Missouri
C. Flettenheimer, 905 Oaklawn Dr. Thomasville, N.C.

This vintage postcard was mailed from St. Pete on March 14, 1967 using a 4 cent Lincoln log cabin stamp. It was mailed to Miss Carol Hawley, 13 Post Road, Rutland, Vt. 05701. Written sideways, it reads:

St. Pete. Mon. Eve. 3-13-67
I have run out of other cards so thought the message on this would do. We went to Busch Gardens today. Many changes since 3 years ago but a big crowd so we didnt’ go through the animal section. 300 waiting in line and it would be an hour before we could get to the monorail. Never saw such nice weather. Love  U. Alvah & A. Dorothy

Yes, I guess the message on that one would do.

I love the internet. And I especially love Google Street View. Without it, I would never have this:


It looks like it is boarded up. The motel was built in 1957. Check out this night view of the lit sign.

More St. Pete here:

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