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We Found an (almost?) Abandoned Motel…

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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 Elvis Presley Boulevard while we were at it.

Oh, and there’s a little cameo from Rebecca’s daughter Edie at the end that you do not want to miss!

Interested in reading a bit more about Casey’s Motel? Well, there’s a whole chapter in the Memphis Type History book. You can also check out these blog posts:

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 first!

I don’t pass Casey’s Motel often, but when I do, I always notice one or two cars parked out front. And that was still the case when we stopped in for pictures. The place was completely vacant from what we could gather. Windows were boarded and painted over, doors were locked. But the office windows seemed open for viewing so we looked inside…. Click here to hear the rest of Rebecca’s trip to photograph the motel!

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! Find out the truth behind Casey’s location in “This Wasn’t Always Casey’s Motel.”

Caitlin L. Horton

Author of Memphis Type History & Brand Strategist at Caitlin L. Horton Brand Strategy
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