Thursday, April 14, 2011

Luxury Hotel

This fine establishment is really not in San Juan -- it's in Pennsylvannia. Certainly a fine homage to the Latin tropics, we might wonder nevertheless why this place was built in Amish country, sombrero mucho grande and all. The back marks the location on "U. S. 22, Penn Highway 6 miles east of Pittsburgh 21, Pa., at Turnpike Entrance. " And it case it wasn't clear from the picture, it goes on to describe the hotel as "A Luxurious Hotel -- the finest accomodations at the Pittsburgh Turnpike Entrance." My guess is that it was the only hotel at the Pittsburgh Turnpike Entrance.

6 comments:

viridian said...

Oh boy I love these cards! Great one of a luxury hotel!

MrCachet said...

Was this card used? I date it about mid-Fifties if they were going for luxury, since the autos appear to be 1951-53... Nice card.

Snap said...

LOL! Too funny! May have been luxury for the time on the road! happy PFF!

Funoldhag said...

I think there are a multitude of "luxury hotels" like that all over the country. Fun card.

Sheila said...

I'm sure it seemed luxurious in the 50s. It certainly would if the only alternative was to sleep in the car.

piter said...

I like the picture of this old luxury hotel. It was one of the best hotel of that time.

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