Sunday, January 31, 2010

Miami, Florida

Looking Across Miami River, Miami, Florida

The Magic City by Night, Miami, Florida

Bird's eye View of Miami, Florida

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chicago, Illinois

The Morrison Hotel
Clark and Madison Streets, Chicago
In the Heart of the Loop
46 stories high and standing 506 feet above the sidewalk - 621 feet to the top of the flagpole.  Home of the NEW TROPICAL TERRACE GARDEN and the BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE.  Every room with bath, running ice water and Survidor.
Rates:  Single $2.50 up; Double $4.00 up; Twin Beds $5.00.

Chicago Temple Bldg.
Chicago, Illinois

The Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois cost $4,000,000 to construct and is located at the northern mouth of the Chicago River.  It extends 3000 feet out into Lake Michigan and is about 300 feet wide.  It is used for both recreation and civic purposes.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Miami Beach, Florida

This unusual picture from the air, over Miami Beach, shows the Dade County Causeway connecting Miami Beach, Palm and Hibiscus Islands and Miami in the background.

72nd Street Beach, Miami Beach, Florida

Hotels and Indian Creek at 41st Street, Miami Beach, Florida

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chicago, Illinois

Looking West from Lake Shore Drive and the Chicago River at the beautiful Chicago Skyline.

Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

Business Center Of Chicago, Overlooking Marshall Field & Co.'s Retail Store

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Miami, Florida

View from Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

Scene of Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

Municipal Auditorium, Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, that wonderful town, wonderful in the sense that it is one of the four largest cities in the world and is growing all of the time.  Destroyed by fire in 1871, it was rebuilt within 3 years.  It is the world's greatest railroad center.

In this pictured section of Chicago may be seen more of Chicago's finest buildings.  At the corner is the Drake Hotel - and behind it the Palmolive Building.

In honor of Clarence Buckingham, Patron of Art and a member of the Art institute, this fountain was presented to the city by his sister, Miss Kate Buckingham.  It is patterned after the fountain of Versailles, and is the largest fountain of its type in the world.  It cost more than $1,000,000 to build.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Troy, New York

Earl Crematory, Oakwood Cemetry

Earl Memorial Crematory, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.

Rensselaer County Court House and Annex, Troy, N.Y.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Busch Gardens - Tampa, Florida

I don't normally buy postcards since I already have like a gazillion but I couldn't pass these up when I spotted them yesterday in an antique store.  They were just too full of mid-century fabulousness to not have them for my very own.

Stairway To The Stars - A motor stairway which carries visitors over the "Reflection Pool" to the 86-foot high observation deck on the roof of Anheuser-Busch's forty million dollar Brewery for a "parrot's-eye" view of Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.

"Cantilever Ramp"  Visitors follow this ramp from the Reception Lobby into Busch Gardens - or descend the stairway in the background to begin a trip through Anheuser-Busch's Brewery, located in Tampa, Florida.

Hospitality House overlooking beautiful lagoon at Busch Gardens, located in Tampa, Florida at Anheuser-Busch's brewery.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Miami, Florida

Here's the skyline of Miami, World's Most Magic City.

Sears Roebuck Building, Miami, Florida

Biscayne Boulevard represents a picture of extreme beauty - three rows of islands supporting stately Royal Palms and walkways.  On the east is the Bayfront Park and on the west are the hotels McAllister, Columbus, Miami Colonial, Mariner, Park Plaza, Everglades and Alcazar.  Within five blocks a total of over 2,000 rooms.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Troy, New York

Emma Willard School, Troy, N.Y.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Miami, Florida

Formal Italian Gardens in Bay Front Park gaze westward along Flagler Street named in honor of Henry Flagler who was the visionary that brought the Florida East Coast Railway to Miami.

Crowd at the Bandshell in Bayfront Park, Miami, Fla.

F.E.C. Streamliner "The Champion" at Miami, Florida

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ida Cason Callaway Gardens, Georgia

Ida Cason Callaway Gardens
The Gatehouse with its rived shingles and hand-hewn beams has become a symbol of the welcome and hospitality which await visitors within the Gardens' gates.  These Gardens feature wildflowers of the Appalachians in native settings, and may be seen on U.S. 27, 2 miles south of Pine Mountain, Georgia, and 30 miles north of Columbus, Georgia.

Ida Cason Callaway Gardens
Lady Banksia rose in bloom at The Clubhouse.  The Clubhouse dining room is open to the public and is recommended by Duncan Hines.  On U.S. Highway 27, 30 miles north of Columbus, at Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Discover more about Callaway Gardens at their site

Friday, January 15, 2010

Miami Beach, Florida

An aerial view of McFadden-Deauville Hotel, showing beach cabanas, out-door pool and tennis courts, also the Forde Ocean Apartments, on the right, and the Marr Ocean Villa, on the left, 67th and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

A usual crowd at the renowned water canival held every Sunday during the winter season at Deauville Pool, Miami Beach, Florida.

41st Street Bridge and Ocean Front Hotels, Miami Beach, Florida

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Atlanta, Georgia

THE WRENS NEST, home of Joel Chandler Harris, famous writer of Uncle Remus stories for children, now a state shrine.
Find more information here:

Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Georgia Tech - Atlanta
This structure known as the Dome, is one of the prominent buildings at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Clermont, Florida

Clermont-Groveland Elks Lodge #1848 located at 705 Minneola Ave. at Seventh St., in Clermont, Florida.  Built in 1955.  It includes lodge hall, recreation room, lounge and lunch service for members.

The Skyline Motel
U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, Florida
Directly across from Citrus Tower & Restaurant near Lake Minneola
20 Modern Units - Efficiencies -Air Conditioned
Electric Heat - Television

"Governors' Grove" located 3 miles south of the Citrus Tower on Highway U.S. 27, Clermont, Florida.  Each Governor of the United States and Territories had a tree and 400 square feet of land presented to him at the Governors' Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, in 1958 by the Minute Maid Corporation.  The fruit from each tree will be picked and sent tot the Governor of each State every year.  The grove is maintained by the Minute Maid Corporation.  Visitors, Welcome!

MOSS COVERED CYPRESS TREES on one of the 17 beautiful lakes in Clermont, Florida.  A typical view along the 27 miles long Clermont chain of lakes and Palatlakaha River.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Florida Citrus Tower - Clermont, Florida

The Florida Citrus Tower can still be visited today.  Check out their site

Citrus Observation Tower, Florida's finest attraction located on U.S. Highway 27 at Clermont, Florida, heart of the citrus belt.

Aerial View Citrus Tower
located on U.S. Highway 27 at Clermont, Florida.  Elevator to the observation deck, 542 feet above sea level, where visitors may view numerous beautiful lakes and hills and thousands of acres of citrus groves.

Citrus Observation Tower, Florida's finest attraction located on U.S. Highway 27 at Clermont, Florida, heart of the citrus belt.
An electric elevator takes you up to the clouds where beautiful lakes and hills and thousands of acres of citrus groves may be seen.  The top of the tower is 542 feet above sea-level and is the highest spot in Florida.

Citrus Observation Tower, Florida's finest attraction located on U.S. Highway 27 at Clermont, Florida, heart of the citrus belt.
An electric elevator takes you up to the clouds where beautiful lakes and hills and thousands of acres of citrus groves may be seen. The top of the tower is 542 feet above sea-level and is the highest spot in Florida.

Citrus groves and lakes as seen from the top of the Citrus Tower, one of the latest attractions in Florida.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New London, Connecticut

The Submarine Escape Training Tank at the Submarine Base, New London, Conn., is the only such diving tower in the United States.  Commissioned in 1930, this 134-foot steel structure is used by the Navy for training and experimental purposes.

New London Light, on the west bank near the mouth of the Thames River, New London, Conn., is the fifth oldest lighthouse in America.  Built in 1801, the present 89-foot light is a familiar local landmark.

Fort Trumbull - New London, Connecticut
The fort was named in 1776 after the only Revolutionary Governor sympathetic to the Colonials, Jonathan Trumbull, of Lebanon.  It was rebuilt during the War of 1812, then purposely demolished in 1839, when a third fort was built of granite.  It is now the site of the U.S. Underwater Sound Laboratories.

Ocean Beach Park, New London, Conn.
Aerial view showing New England's finest public beach visited yearly by more than 1,000,000 people.

The Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
New London, Conn.
This is the one-room structure in which Nathan Hale taught.  A patriot spy who was executed by the British in 1776, Hale commented, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Dealey Center
Naval Submarine Base
New London, Connecticut
"Dealey Center," named for a World War II Submarine here, is prominent amoung the buildings on the Base.  It houses the post office, bowling alleys, barber shops, photo shop, a beauty shop, cafeteria, theater, news-stand, and an excellent library.  The Enlisted Men's Recreation Lounge is also located in Dealey Center.