Love this old linen postcard from Brownsville, PA. The Drive In Theater came first, then a restaurant, then the Fick's Motel, built by Isadore Ficks in 1953. The ‘L'-shaped structure was constructed of concrete block and contained twelve units, each with a large window, an excellent view and beautiful ceramic tile baths. The motel included a ‘Honeymoon Suite.' There was also a businessman's unit which contains both desk and typewriter. Speaker lines from the drive-in across Route 40 were connected to the motel, so the guests could also enjoy a movie by sitting outside in front of their room. They could see the screen and listen to the movie. What a nice image for a warm summer night! In any event, thank goodness this motel existed before spray paint and graffiti, if you know what I mean!
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