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Ranch House Motel, Sweetwater, Texas: Plumbing Rough-In Plan Copy

Description: Photocopy of plumbing rough-in plan for food service equipment at the Ranch House Motel in Sweetwater, Texas. It includes a detailed floor plan with notes from plumbing, as well as an equipment schedule with item numbers and descriptions. "Void" is written in red ink on the paper.
Date: unknown
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

[Adolph Streng Outside Motel]

Description: Photograph of Adolph Streng standing outside a door at a motel in Big Bend National Park. There is row of cars located in front of the hotel and a mountainous landscape can be seen in the background.
Date: May 24, 1971
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

Hank's Motel

Description: Photograph of a guest room at Hank's Motel located on highway US 59 north of Cleveland, Texas. The room includes a single bed, a bedside end table containing a glass ashtray to the right with a lamp above, a small built-in desk and stool (left), and a bathroom partially visible through an open door on the left side of the image. A framed image is hung on the wall above the bed.
Date: September 10, 1955
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Dining room interior of the Villa Capri Motor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of Villa Capri Motel restaurant dining room, located at 2300 North Interregional Highway (East Avenue, now I-35), with a burnished steel sunken charcoal broiling pit, for cooking steaks, in the center. There are overhead chandeliers made of bundles of radiating brass rods that simulate sunbursts, or perhaps exploding atoms. On the far wall is a modern wall design made with colored panels. The vaulted ceiling has exposed beams. Four-top dining tables with white table cloths are set with plates and utensils. The metal welding work at the Villa Capri Motor Hotel Restaurant was done by Milton Messer, who operated the Modern Supply Company machinists and welders from 1942 to 1982.
Date: 1958
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Pines Motel]

Description: Color postcard picturing the Pines Motel and Pitt Grill in Orange, Texas. Automobiles are parked out front and the swimming pool is visible. Printed on the back of the card, "The Pines Motel, Orange, Texas, On U.S. 90 W. Swimming Pool - Coffee Shop - TV In Rooms. 24-Hr. Switchboard - Phone TU 3-9356."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Grande Courts]

Description: Color photo postcard picturing the Grande Courts Motor Inn of Orange, Texas. There are automobiles parked along the front near the Highway. The description on the back of the postcard reads, "Grande Courts, Hi-way 90, West of Orange, Texas. 35 Modern Units. Telephone in every room. Good Food. Cafe open 24 hours, Fan in each room. Finest service."
Date: unknown
Creator: Dexter Press
Partner: Heritage House Museum


Description: Patent for a bedstead that holds a bottom sheet taunt that can be used with existing bedsteads.
Date: June 5, 1906
Creator: Whitlow, W. Jidy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Road in Front of Motel]

Description: Photograph of the road in front of the Petty's Motor Hotel in Lufkin, Texas. There are cars in the motel parking lot, and buildings are visible to the right.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[News Clip: Sex Biz PKG]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6pm.
Date: February 27, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections