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 solely named S. Bellevue. Likewise, Casey’s Motel once possessed a different name. In the 1930’s it was the Rose Court motel.
It is my quest to find out when and how the name changed. Also, I am curious to learn of the lady who is currently residing in the office while the motel itself sadly stands in distress and for sale. I imagine acquiring history and stories of the motel may be a challenge, but what a genuine delight it will be to discover what they are! If you, yourself, have a story of Casey’s Motel you would care to share please tell I pray thee.
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