Tag Archives: Tennessee

James K. Polk Motel, Columbia, Tennessee

This image is of the exterior of another motel, this time the James K. Polk, named after the U.S. President from the first half of the 19th Century.

Pub. by ReClo, Box 306, Goodlettsville, Tenn.

The description states:




For Reservations Phone EV- 8-4913

50 Units — Tile and Bath Showers

Simmons Furniture — Electric Heat

Air Conditioned — Beautyrest Mattress

Restaurant — T.V. and Telephones

Swimming Pool — Putt Putt Golf Course

–This establishment had the unusual amenity of a miniature golf course as noted in the description. It was still in business in 2011, but has since closed.

The cars in the image indicate this card is from the 1950s.

Parkview Motel, Nashville, Tennessee

This image is a view inside a typical room of the Parkview Motel just a few miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. Of particular note is the TV in the background which is on wheels, and is apparently turned on. The lamp on top of it would have to be off to watch programming, though.

Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.

The description states:


“South’s Finest”        Phone CO-2-9196

On U. S. Hiways 41 and 31W – 3 Miles North of Nashville, Tenn. Make One Stop. Fine Southern Cooking, Living Room, 21-inch TV in every Room Free. Air Conditioned, Wall to Wall Carpet, Electric Heat and Two Full Sized Beds in every Unit. Most Reasonable Prices. This Deluxe Family unit for $8.00. 2 – 3 or 4 Persons.

–The odd capitalization is present in the original text. It appears the motel is no longer in business.

This card was used and is dated 17 June 1961.

Lake Scene, Paris Tennessee

This image shows a pair of men canoeing across a lake near the city of Paris, Tennessee. The names of European cities are often reused in states throughout the United States.

Photo by Glen Devery

The description states:

Across the lake’s surface with a smooth flight.

With luck there’ll be fish in the fry pan tonight.

–This lake may be Kentucky Lake, a dammed portion of the Tennessee River to the east of Paris, Tennessee.

This card was used and is dated 8 April 1963.