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Vega Court/Motel

1005 Vega Blvd., Vega, TX
Phone: 806-267-2205

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Ervin Pancoast opened the Vega Court in 1947 with 12 units and a garage for each unit, a design feature that was more common in the 1920's and 30's. He added eight more rooms and garages in 1953. He modernized the motel in the early 1960s. Pancoast owned and operated the motel until 1976 when he sold the motel to E. C. Betts. The Betts family operated the motel until 1988 when it was sold to Harold and Tresa Whaley. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

x The motel office at the front of the west wing was added in 1964 when the original free standing office/managers quarters building in the center of the courtyard was demolished. That same year saw the original stucco exterior covered over with Perma-Stone.

On Highway 66 & State Highway 51
Vega, Texas.
Vega's Newest and Finest.

On Highway 66 & Interstate 40, E & W
U. S. 385, N & S
20 Rooms - Panel Ray Heat - Completely Air Conditioned.
Vega's Newest and Finest.
Owned and Operated by Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Pancoast

NOTE: These two postcards were published at least 14 years apart, the second is from at least the early 60s, but both claim it is "Vega's Newest and Finest". That claim kind of dates the second postcard because in the early to mid-1960s the Sands Motel opened a few blocks to the west. It's interesting that neither card mentions garages, I'd think they would have been a plus at the time either card was published. But no phones or TV mentioned in the later card, by the early 60s a television was pretty much an expected amenity.

Photo(s): 2012



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