In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, we tell each other the history behind a favorite historical Memphis hotel. Rebecca dives right into how The Peabody Hotel came to be, while I share about the lesser known Hotel Pontotoc. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Podbean | Google Play The very first Peabody Hotel […]
Many of you have asked us about the Holiday Inn sign. Today, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post exploring the history of this iconic sign by Caroline Mitchell Carrico, Exhibits Design Coordinator at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. Without further ado, we present the Holiday Inn sign… In 1951, Memphis businessman Kemmons Wilson […]
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 […]
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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88j8VlDQDZs Want to own a little piece of offbeat Memphis history? The original painting in that video is available at Front Porch Art.
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 […]