February 22, 2008
The Blue Bonnet Court
I've been looking forward to taking pictures of this one for a while! I actually had a dream about it. From the Wikipedia entry:
The Blue Bonnet Court, originally called the Bluebonnet Tourist Camp, is a historic motor court-style motel in north-central Austin, Texas. Built in 1928-1929 by Joe and Elizabeth Lucas, the motel is situated on the northwestern corner of the Hyde Park subdivision along what was then the main road out of town. In the 1930s it featured Austin's first neon sign, which still hangs from the front (though in a dilapidated condition).
Blue Bonnet Court features a stone wall in front with 11 basic rooms and attached covered parking. The rooms are rented today as efficiency apartments.
The motel is located at 4407 Guadalupe Street. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.