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Flamingo Inn

2000 W 3rd St., Elk City, OK
Phone: x

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The Flamingo Motel & Restaurant opened in 1961 with 24 units. Looking at the features listed on a postcard from the early 1960s this must have been a pretty nice place at the time. There had been a swimming pool between the driveway and the restaurant. The pool has been filled in and replaced by a concrete slab used for parking. At some point the name changed from the Flamingo Motel to the Flamingo Inn.

xThe restaurant has been heavily modified and was a Mexican restaurant when we went by in 2015.

xThis large nondescript sign has replaced the much more flamboyant original.

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Vintage Advertising Highlights

Early 1960s Postcard
Best Western
AAA
American Express
The Flamingo Motel & Restaurant
2000 W. 3rd
Hwy. 66 West
Phone CA 5-xxxx
Elk City, Oklahoma
The Newest and Most Modern in Elk City
24 nicely appointed units in attractive, new, brick motel.
Hi-fi Music
TV
Refrigerated Air Conditioning
Thermostat Heat
Telephones
Swimming Pool
Connecting Units
Children's Playground
Your Hosts: Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bell

Note: A second postcard that appears to be just a bit later dropped the connecting rooms from the feature list. That seems a bit odd, but if few guests were using the feature it might seem like the space on the card was wasted. it added a small photo of the restaurant dining room to the front of the card. There's another small logo on both postcards that I don't recognize but assume it to be from some lodging rating association.
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Photo(s): 2015

 



 

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