variation on the theme, but like the Plazas in Shreveport,
the one at Columbus served the military as well as tourists. It
opened nearly at the onset of World War II near Fort Benning.
Since housing was in especially short supply near bases, the Plazas
were welcome neighbors. Initially it was called "The Plaza
Hotel Court," and was owned by the husband and wife team,
William P. and Mary W. Robinson. New to the hospitality industry,
they were "set up" by Bill Farner and Charles Mooney.
Later Torrance accepted Columbus into the fold, and the location
was renamed Alamo Plaza Hotel Court.