The Biltmore Tourist Court's sign stands tall in Knoxville, TN
and points a person into the waiting office.
(Near left) Biltmore Tourist Court
Knoxville, TN Photo and info courtesy Doug Harvey
The Biltmore Tourist Court dates back to 1949 on US70/11 in Knoxville TN. It has been closed for many years and the units are being used for storage now, however the old sign still remains. 03-06
Warner Robins, GA Photo and info courtesy Steve/Back on Tack
The Robins Motel is on a strip that follows some railroad tracks
in Warner Robins, Georgia. Several shacks lined the tracks such as bars
and convenience stores before there were chains. Directly across the street
was Robin's Air Force base - a huge facility which seemed on high alert.
Six sheriffs cars were parked out front and a constant stream of cars
were entering the base. A large bomber was circling overhead. It was a
very apocalyptic scene given recent events.
Peach Blossom Motel
Spartanburg, SC Photo and info courtesy Steve/Back on Tack
The Peach Blossom Motel sits on Business 85 through Spartanburg
in upstate SC. The neon writing seems almost overshadowed by what looks
like a boat mast of light bulbs off one side. Right next door is the motel
itself complete with a lit up flower. Peaches are big in this section
of the state.
Columbus, GA Photo courtesy Kevin Powers
Here's the Candlelight Motel of Columbus, GA. This motel is located
on the main thoroughfare between Columbus and Fort Benning.