Thursday, April 9, 2015

TBT: 1960's Motel Culture

Cape Coral, Florida will be celebrating its SIXTIETH birthday in 2017. In the spring of 1969, my grandparents stayed at the modernist Nautilus Motel  and Garden Apartments.
There were other Nautilus Motels in Treasure Island and Daytona Beach, Florida.

Images above: Laura Mae Rylance at the Nautilus Motel and Garden Apartments. May 1969. Private collection.

The Nautilus Motel and Garden Apartments. 1965. As viewed 9 April 2015 via "About Coral Gables." URL:


Lara Solonickne said...

Is the Nautilus gone?

Keli Rylance said...

Yes, unfortunately it is gone. My grandparents also photographed the Cape Coral Yacht Club and that is still standing.