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We Found an (almost?) Abandoned Motel…

In South Memphis by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

You can’t rent a room here anymore but the beautiful sign still remains. I don’t want to spoil any surprises that await you in the book, so I won’t go into too much detail here. But I will say Rebecca and I took a little drive to check this place out, and we shared a bit of the history of …

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My Trip to Casey’s

In South Memphis by Rebecca Phillips0 Comments

“Lute Casey was my great uncle. I never met him. His sister, Pearl Casey Leach, owned a hotel downtown, the Plaza Hotel. Also part owner of the Winona hotel, later called the Arcade. He and my grandmother had an argument and never spoke again.” – Susan Williams As Caitlin eagerly and victoriously wraps up writing the remaining chapters of this …

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Review of Casey’s Motel

In South Memphis by Caitlin L. Horton0 Comments

In the mood for robbery, mayhem, and general crookery? Think you might want to book a stay at Casey’s Motel? Check out this review by Rebecca Phillips first! Want to own a little piece of offbeat Memphis history? The original painting in that video is available at Front Porch Art.

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This Wasn’t Always Casey’s Motel

In South Memphis by Rebecca Phillips2 Comments

At different art shows I’ve had people come up to me and ask if this painting is of Casey’s Motel on Elvis Presley Blvd or Bellevue. And the answer is both! Drive far enough south on S. Bellevue and you’ll discover at some point Elvis Presley Blvd occupies the street name, though there was a time when the road was …