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Gator Lodge - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 16.905 W 081° 37.739
17R E 439507 N 3350173
Quick Description: The Gator Lodge, located on US 1 (Phillips Highway) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a piece of old Americana (circa 1950s/1960s) from the hey day of the Old Spanish Trail Auto Route.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2010 3:30:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM8B61
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 5

Long Description:
From the Drive the OST website: "Entering South Jacksonville on current US 1 (the Phillips Highway), the older motels and roadside architecture pick up again. ...the bright yellow and green Gator Lodge features a grinning gator about ready to snap at a Western Union sign."

We estimate this old motel was constructed in the late 1950s or early 1960s. According to a blog we found on the internet (visit link), the Gator Lodge existed some time before the City of Jacksonville's consolidation, which occurred in 1968.

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Address of Waymark:
4141 Phillips Highway
Jacksonville, FL USA

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