This is an artist’s rendition of an aerial view of the Holiday Inn of Des Moines, Iowa and the grounds inside and out.
The description states:
OF DES MOINES (NORTH), IOWA
3501 East 14th Street Zip 50316
1 Mile South of Interstate 80 and U. S. 6 on U. S. 69
Cocktail Lounge — 24-hour restaurant
Giant heated swimming pool
Color TV in every room
Complete hotel and convention service
–The small lettering on the sign in the lower left says “The Worlds Innkeeper”
The Holiday Inn chain of motels is one of the largest in the world, and a pioneer in technology and co-branding, including creating a reservation service for travelers to book another Holiday Inn when leaving the current one, and the ability to pay with a Gulf Oil credit card, as Holiday Inn did not otherwise have a credit payment system, and this was before BankAmericard (now VISA) and Mastercharge (now MasterCard).
The Holiday Inn has been demolished and replaced with a Casey’s Service Station. This postcard likely dates from the 1970s.