Palm Aire Motel
St. Petersburg, FL Photo and info courtesy Steve/Back on Tack
Two great looking motel marquees (Palm Aire and Sandman)
can be spotted along 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg, FL. Author Jack
Kerouac spent his last years in a home not far from these motels with
his wife and mother. His life "on the road" ended here in 1969
with an abdominal hemorrhage in large part due to his alcoholism.
The Palm Aire features various shapes and sizes on its sign, typically of the googie era.
Perry, FL Photo and info courtesy Steve/Back on Tack
One of the most visible motel marquee around is a large yellow boomerang
pointing you into the parking lot of the Sun-n-Sand Motel. Ironically,
there is no sand in the area.
Clayton's Motor Inn Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans
The Siesta Motel is one of the vintage motel marquees sporting
a diver/swimmer on the sign itself.