White Star Motel Fort Lauderdale

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Vintage Postcard – White Star Motel

White Star Motel

White Star Motel
2851 N. Federal Hwy.
U.S. #1, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Large Spacious Rooms, 40 Units Fully Air-Conditioned & Heated. Free T.V., Shuffleboard, Heated Pool, Room Phones, Kitchenettes, Fishing, 5 Min. to Beach. Restaurant on Premises. Open All Year. LOgan 4-4117.
“The Fawls” Owner-Managed

Color Photography by A. Graziano
Pub. by Gold Coast Photography, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Made by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y.

This vintage postcard was mailed using a purple 4 cent Lincoln stamp in April 1964 to Miss Catherine Robbins, 231 Washington St., Riverside, N.J. It reads:

Thurs. Apr. 16
x marks the spot where we hang our hats and it sure is wonderful here and hate to leave it tomorrow. We have met such friendly people and I do hope you all are feeling better. Love, Alice & Doc.

Written at the top by the description is: staying here for a wk.

So. This address is an Original Pancake House. Another vintage postcard found online seems updated, noting 60 rooms with efficiencies and apartments, two heated pools and a coin laundry (still owned/managed by the Fawls). The White Star Motel, Inc. was incorporatedĀ June 19, 1967 and is currently listed online as inactive; it is possible the incorporation took place once the White Star picked up an adjoining property. No matter how you look at it, the White Star is gone and I can’t find any listing for the owner/managers either.

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