Sunday, August 6, 2017

Found this Lake Worth postcard of the “Tropical Inn” (see below).


The “Tropical Inn” location is described as follows:  

“Lake Worth FL Hotel Tropical Inn Federal Highway and Lucerne, opposite the City Hall. Enjoy the comfort of a hotel with home atmosphere. Modern hotel rooms with private bath. Short distance to beach, fishing, 18-hole golf course and shopping district. Owner Management Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chamberlain.

By the description, it would seem to be the property north of the current City Hall annex at the Downtown Cultural Plaza (the former City Hall), or perhaps across the street to the east. The current City Hall used to be the City’s Municipal Auditorium.

Click on postcard to enlarge, the “Tropical Inn”:
Prior to I-95 our main roadways in the City of Lake Worth looked very different. It was called the “Mom & Pop” era of motels and eateries for visitors and tourists. There remains one notable survivor, now called the Blue Front BBQ on Dixie Hwy.

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