Monday, May 21, 2012

Capital Auto Court in Helena Montana (Postcard Series)

From "Helena As She Was".

 Located on the northwest corner of Montana Ave. and 11th, The service station of the Capital Auto Court opened in November of 1937. The adjacent motel opened in spring of 1938. There was also a coffee shop. 

Every cabin had a decorative cowboy silhouette above the door.   The name changed to Capitol Motel in the 1950s. The motel operated until at least 1971. It and the service station have been demolished.

I'm pretty sure I stayed here for a night in late August 1974.  But I could be wrong.

This block is now home to a Walgreen's, with plenteous parking.

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