Bankhead Tunnel, named after a distinguished Alabama statesman, is the first engineering feat of its kind in the deep South. A four million dollar self liquidating traffic artery under the Mobile River, which reduces by seven and one half miles the distance between the city and points north and east on the Old Spanish Trail. Total length 3389 feet, under river portion 1147 feet, width of roadway 21 feet, headroom 13 feet 6 inches. Opened to traffic Feb. 20, 1941.
The St. Francis Hotel Courts in Montomery, Alabama. This location bears little resemblance to the Birmingham location that posted last year. In fact, it is remarkably similar to the Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts. On the back:
ST. FRANCIS HOTEL COURTS
Among America’s Finest
73 Rooms – 73 Tile Baths
Beautyrest Mattresses – Room Telephones
Carpeted Floors – 24 Hour Service
Some Air-Conditioned Rooms
Fine Restaurant nearby.
St. Francis Hotel Courts
“The Traveler’s Home of Distinction”
U. S. 31 (South) Phone TRemont 1-0343
The three largest and finest courts in Alabama’s three largest cities, Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham. Total of 255 rooms, tile baths, carpeted floors, room telephones, air-conditioned, hotel service and fine restaurants – Approved by AAA and Duncan Hines.
This linen postcard was published by E.C. Kropp and shows the Town House Motel in Gadsden, Alabama. A visit to Google Maps and their street view reveals that the Town House is still in business. On the reverse:
TOWN HOUSE MOTEL
19 Modern units with year round air conditioning. Central heat. Tile baths with tub and shower. Simmons Furniture and Beauty Rest mattresses. Grill adjoining. Drive-In Theatre near. Located on U.S. 241 South in City Limits. Phone 9797, Gadsden, Ala.
GRIMES MOTEL and RESTAURANT
U.S. Highway 321 So.
31 Ultra-Modern units with wall to wall carpeting, forced hot air heat and controlled air conditioning, T.V., and telephones, swimming pool, and family units.
Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Grimes, Owners & Mgrs.
Telephone 824 & 825
BETHUNE’S MOTOR COURT
U. S. 11 – Ala. State 35, Fort Payne, Ala.
Air Conditioned and Air Cooled
Hot Water Heat – Tile Baths
Ten Minute Drive to DeSoto State Park
Owners and Operators: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Clayton