Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

The Crestwood Tourist Hotel …

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I had seen negative years ago and had thought that it looked interesting, but put it aside and did not run across it again until a few weeks ago.  It had to have been made back in the 1950’s in one of my father’s trips out west to visit his sister out west.  The first couple of images are of post cards that I ran across when I googled   Crestwood Tourist Hotel.  Since the image that my father took was at night, I thought that these post card images showed what the property actually looked like.  So here are the post cards …

Crestwood Motor Hotel _ Photo Post Card _ OK_SFW

Crestwood Tourist Hotel _ OK  _ SFW

OK, now here is the shot that he made at night …

 

Crestwood Tourist Motel   _ RTP  _ SFW

The negative was filthy and it took me quite a long time to take out all of the dust marks and scratches.   I doubt that the hotel is still around … I forgot to mention that this hotel was located in Houston Texas.  I did not see the location of the hotel, since the back of these post cards was not included with either of the cards.  If anyone recognizes this hotel and knows where it’s location is / was, please let us hear from you.  Also, if you have any stories about the place, go ahead and let us hear them.  Thanks again and please check back … Frank

One more thing … This place is called a ” Hotel “, but to me it is more of a motel and not a hotel.  That’s just my two cents.

Written by Frank Hardy

January 22, 2015 at 8:31 am

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