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November 12, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Hospitality

Buckingham_Motor Court

Sprouse’s Court Vintage Postcard, Sprouse’s Corner, Buckingham County

Motor courts and specially motels were once delightfully original, welcoming travel weary Americans as they saw the U.S.A. in their Chevrolets.  In Buckingham County, Sprouse’s Court dominated the crossroads at intersection of Highways 15 and 60.

The current exhibit at the Library of Virginia, “No Vacancy: Remnants of Virginia’s Roadside Culture,” focuses on motels and tourist courts along Virginia’s historic Route 1. For those of us who are unable to visit the Richmond exhibit, the Library has posted a charming sample of Vintage Motel Postcards.

For more about the exhibit click here:

No Vacancy: Remnants of Virginia’s Roadside Culture, October 15, 2013–February 22, 2014

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