Postcard postmarked March 17, 1961

 Southern Pines, North Carolina


 The postcard advertised that this HoJo's was "year-round luxury living in the Mid-South Resort--swimming pool, putting green, pitch-put hole--50 rooms with air-conditioning, television, telephone, patio--deluxe Governor's Suite."

Among the earliest Motor Lodges, Southern Pines opened in about 1956. Note the Howard Johnson's express delivery truck behind the restaurant in the enlargement below!


 Photographs courtesy of Bob Venditti