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Title
Fireside Motel, Mill Valley, California, circa 1946 [postcard]
Creator
unknown
Contributor
MWM
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1946
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
General Collection
Rights Information
unknown
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Description
The Fireside Hotel was built in 1916, and was first known as the Manzanita Villa, possibly because of its location near the Manzanita train stop near today's intersection of Highways 1 and 101. During the Prohibition Era, the roadhouse was a known speakeasy, raided often by local authorities. Between 1941 and 1945, new owners changed the name to The Top Rail Tavern. Then in 1946, Paul and Ora Smith bought the property and named it The Fireside Motel, promoted as a ""Class A Motel."" The hotel closed in 1997, and the property is currently being developed into affordable housing.
Type
image
Format
1 postcard, color ; 9 x 14 cm.
Identifier
csrcl_543
ark:/13030/kt2489r6wb
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/general/id/12
Language
English
Subject
Hotels, Motels, etc
Roadhouses
Speakeasies
Fireside Motel (Mill Valley, Calif.)
Smith, Paul
Smith, Ora
Place
Mill Valley (Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://marinlibrary.org/californiaroom

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