Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Alexandria Hotels and Motels

Included herein are several historic postcards of hotels, motels, inns and other lodging in the Alexandria area.

Hotel Bentley ... circa 1910-15.
This postcard sketch of the Bentley is dated 1909.
 Bentley Hotel at night 1910-15.
Postcard of the Bentley Lobby dated 1910.
Side view of Bentley shortly after it was built in 1908.
Lobby of the Hotel Bentley postcard. Circa: 1912.
Another view of the lobby showing the front desk. Circa: 1910-12.
1915-20 Postcard view of the Bentley.
1940's postcard sowing the expansion  of the Bentley in 1936.
World War Two era postcard.
Early 1940's. Bentley Hotel.
Buy U.S. War Bonds.

Early 1940's. Mirror Room inside Hotel Bentley.
Mirrors on the ceiling.
1940's postcard. View of the lobby of the Hotel Bentley.
1960's postcard image, showing almost the current condition of the closed hotel.
Edmary Hotel Court's  Highway 165 (Lake Charles Highway.)
1950's sketch postcard..
Two new buildings of the Edmary Motel. Circa: late 1950's
Ransville Tourist Court Highway 71 South. 1940's-50's postcard.
Parkway Courts, today a vacant lot across from the city park on Masonic Drive.
1950's postcard.....
Willow Glenn Courts. Highway 71 South.
Circa: 1950's.
Holiday Inn Motel. MacArthur Drive. 1960's  
Judie's Motel. Highway 71, Alexandria, La. Late 1940's
Kerry's Motel. Highway 1, Alexandria, La.
Postcard dated 1967.
The Southerner Motel. Across MacArthur Drive from Cotton Brothers Bakery.
Postcard is from the 1960's.