Motlow House In Titusville
A.J. Townes sent us this picture. She is unsure of the location of this saloon in Titusville and of the identities of the men in the picture, although the steeple may help with the location. If you can help us determine where this saloon is and/or the identities of the men, please contact A.J. Townes and us.
This is exterior of R.L. Motlow's saloon. It's believed he had saloons in
Titusville, Cocoa, and the first saloon in Miami. So the location of this one is
unknown. I'd like to have that info.
Someone on the ground in that area, with the lot numbers and street names in Motlow's deeds, the location of this building on a corner with a church steeple in background may be able to identify the location (assume churches don't relocate very often).
There's a contemporary description of a Motlow saloon with a live wildcat tied outside. Note the cage at left of the building with something in it.
The 2 men pictured are not identified: R.L. Motlow, brother William Edward? another brother? business partner F.A. Losley?
Note sign on building at right: "R.L. Motlow I.W. Harper Whiskey, Nuff Sed" [I.W. Harper was a brand of whiskey; a jug with that name exists in a Motlow family collection]
Signs on 2 posts of front overhang appear to be "Harper Whiskey"
There's a contemporary newspaper item re Motlow opening a saloon with "ornamental iron." Is that the pressed metal of this photo?
Close Up Of The Men In The Picture