Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tropicana Inn

Artist's rendering of the motor hotel at 3939 North Central Expressway, U.S. 75 North at the Haskell St. exit. Below, the real thing, circa 1960. It was part of the Western Motel network. The copy from the postcard reads in part: "3 minutes from downtown Dallas. 97 rooms, air-conditioned for year 'round domfort. Restaurant, banquet rooms, swimming pool, TV, muted background music. All the facilities and services of a downtown hotel with a resort atmosphere. " Phone LAkeside 6-8881

Finally, a newer piece of advertising touting All Color TVs and Direct Dial Phones. Same phone number, but updated with the area code, probably from the 1980s. The building is now gone, and the site has been excavated in preparation for new construction.

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