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Googie Motels Florida

Several other googie motels from Florida are in the Other Roadside Motels area of the Florida section.

 

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.

 

 

Sun-n-Sand Motel
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.

 

 

 

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