Philips Highway Honeymoon Suite

September 19th, 2012, 12:00H · Topics: Around Town, Business · Print

“The Honeymoon Suite at a motel on Philips Highway, about 1951.  Picture was taken at night, with two flashbulbs on the inside of room.  This room was a great showcase, as you drove down the street, you could hardly miss it.  A 4X5 view-camera was used.”  LS

Things have changed a little bit at the Philips Highway motels since 1951…

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  1. 1 Lurch September 24th, 2012 14:14H

    Just a guess, but this looks like the end windows at the Mt. Vernon Motor Lodge north of Emerson St.

    Let me clarify, I’ve only seen it in passing along the street….

  2. 2 Bob / Vintage Jacksonville September 24th, 2012 20:52H

    It is still there a little North of Emerson Street across Philips Highway just past Hugo’s furniture store. The windows are now boarded up. To see what it looks like now go to the Vintage Jacksonville Facebook page.

  3. 3 lawmn1717 April 20th, 2016 13:48H

    Oh yeah, it sure doesn’t look like this anymore. How sad! “Progress” sometimes leaves tons of victims in its wake.

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