Mid-Century Modern Motel

July 16th, 2015, 8:00H · Topics: Around Town, Business · Print


This image from the Loyd Sandgren collection has no information attached to the print and I can find no signage or address to help identify this 1950’s vintage Mid-Century modern motel but if this looks familiar to anyone, please share your knowledge. Despite the lack of information, the photo is too nice not to share.



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  1. 1 Paul September 6th, 2015 1:23H

    Pretty sure this is the Nassau Holiday Hotel…maybe a different name. Corner of A1A and US 17 in Yulee. The tank looking structure is gone but may have been there in the 70’s

    • 2 Paul September 6th, 2015 1:48H

      If you use google street you can see that the front office, roof line, parking lot curbing, building lines, all match.

  2. 3 Jennifer English February 24th, 2016 15:36H

    The Nassau Holiday Motel was built in 1975 this photo looks older due to the car in the pic.

  3. 4 bob February 24th, 2016 16:03H

    Thanks Jennifer, Sometimes the cars in the photographs help me date the images, looks like this time it threw a bit of a curve. Bob Self/Vintage Jacksonville

  4. 5 lawmn1717 April 20th, 2016 14:55H

    I can still be the same motel. I drive a 17-year old Jeep Wrangler!

  5. 6 Samuel Wiggin August 3rd, 2019 23:40H

    There was a motel called The Eldorado located close to or at the southwest corner of Southside and Beach Blvd’s in the late 50’s. The best I can tell from my old memory, this photograph is of that motel.

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