Jenson’s Motel and Dining Room, Providence Forge, Virginia

This image shows the grounds and restaurant that made up the Jenson’s Motel and Dining Room complex in Providence Forge, Virginia.

E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The description states:


Completely furnished 1-2 & 3 room cottages with private baths, also rooms in private home. Telephone Providence Forge 591 or write for reservations.

Mr. And Mrs. V. E. JENSON, Owners

On U.S. 60, Halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg at PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA.

–This is a very typical first generation motel, as the buildings are unique and separate, with the addition of lodgings in a private house, much like the bed and breakfast inns of the current day. The restaurant would have been a popular amenity when the motel was not close to a population center.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

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