Monday, June 15, 2015

Henry Berggold's Bavarian Village


Directly on U.S. 1!

"Old World Atmosphere. Dining Room and Cocktail lounge. German Specialties. German Beer on Tap. International and American Food, Private luncheions, dinners, and banquets. Entertainment nightly. Diners Club and Amercian Express cards welcome."

The Whitehall


The Whitehall was located at 640 North Atlantic Avenue. "Our intimate and club-like atmosphere combined with the World's Most Famous Beach, at your door, assures you of easy sociability and carefree relaxation at vacation time."

Friday, April 18, 2014

Edgewater Beach Motel


400 North Atlantic Avenue. Air conditioned, ocean observatory (!), shuffleboard, convenient to boardwalk, ten minutes from dog track and jai alai. 

Holiday Lodge


The Holiday Lodge, at 1202 Ridgewood Avenue/U.S. 1 in nearby Holly Hill, had the extra added attraction of a "piano bar with live entertainment from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m." Once the kids were asleep, this is where the vacationing dads could get away from the rug rats, smoke a few Camels, and throw back some scotch and sodas. BTW - that's the "Old Heidelberg Restaurant" in the lower left corner. Strange name for a restaurant whose customers certainly include a few Nazi fighters from WWII.

Minit Man Automatic Carwash


This carwash, at 136 East Mason Avenue, was at the west end of Seabreeze Bridge next to the Moose Lodge. After running your car through a high tide, you could wash off all the salt water before the corrosion ate through that Detroit steel.

Kay's Coach and Christmas House


At 734 Main Street in Daytona Beach, this restaurant and gift shop claimed to serve "the finest home-cooked seafoods and steaks in our 8 old English dining rooms. Our menu is endless, our bar specials tempting. We have a gift shop that matches Santa Claus's. Kay's is truly and unforgettable experience and a must while in Daytona."

Kon Tiki Motel


The Kon Tiki was located on U.S. 1 in Allandale, Florida, "only 2 miles from the World's Most Famous Beach." It featured 16 units with air conditioning, TVs, and central heat. Carl and Lola Starnes were listed as the owner-managers.