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Matagorda County Motels & Courts
Boarding and Rooming Houses



Bay City

A & B Courts

Highway 35 East                    1953 - A. N. Opsal, owner

Caravan Motor Hotel

Highway 35 West                     1965-66  O. B. McCoy manager

Cattlemen's Motel

905 Ave F - 1978

Knight's Inn - 2013

Comfort Suites - 2013


Como Motel

3501 7th Street                    1953 - Harold E. Davis, manager                    1965-66 Gunter Nerlich, owner

Como Motel, Bay City, Texas
Postcard courtesy of Postcards of Texas

Como Motel, Bay City, Texas - postmarked 1949
Bay City's finest tourist accommodations.
Each cabin equipped with colored tile bath,
Spring Air mattress...Box Springs...
Air Cooled...attached garage with overhead locked doors
On Highway 35 - Hug-the-Coast [Highway]

Postcard Courtesy of Jana Prock

Bill Davis' Como Motel - 1964

Flamingo Motel - 1978

Paradise Inn - 2013

Executive Inn & Suites


Hampton Inn & Suites - 2013


Holiday Inn

Days Inn - 2013

Holiday Inn Express


Motel 6

Kayan's Motel

1978 4301 7th

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

Nash Courts

3232 7th                    M. W. Nash, owner



Bay City Inn & Suites


Petersen's Motel & Courts

Leo A. Petersen, owner                    Highway 35 East







Red Wing Tourist Courts

2917 7th                    Mrs. W. R. Elkins, owner


8th Street



7th Street

New Supermarket Planned on Seventh St. Location

Plans for a new, large, modern grocery supermarket to be constructed in Bay City will completion due within six months, have been announced in Bay City by H. C. Boysen, Sr.

Mr. Boysen announced the completion of negotiations for the purchase of the Red Wing Courts on Seventh Street from Mrs. Pearl Elkins. It will be on this site that the new supermarket will be constructed.

To be constructed will be an 80 by 130 foot ultra modern, semi fire-proof supermarket. The balance of the space at the Red Wing Court location will be paved for an adequate parking space, Mr. Boysen has announced.

The nine cottages are for sale. The new owner has begun advertising to sell the cottages for removal. Mrs. Elkins will retain her home, but it will be moved from the location . Mr. Boysen said the new supermarket will be open within six months or sooner.

Construction will start as soon as the area is cleared.

Mr. Boysen, with headquarters in Yoakum, operates stores in Yoakum, Cuero, Port Lavaca, and has a large supermarket under construction at present in Yoakum.

His son, H. C. "Pete" Boysen, Jr. is the meat and advertising manager for the stores. Egon Bettge is general manager of all stores.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 30, 1956

Regency Inn & Suites



South Texas Inn


Starland Motel

Highway 35 East                    1965-66 G. E. Kirksey, owner

Starland Motel
Postcard Courtesy of Jana Prock


Baker's Star Land Motel - 1964


Studio 6 - 2013


Suniland Courts

Highway 35 East                     W. A. Gavender

1956 known as Sun Motel

Sunset Motel

Highway 35 East                    1965-66 Kenneth F. Cryan, owner


Town House Motel


Wade Courts

Highway 35, East                    1965-66 T. R. Wade, owner




Bay City Boarding and Rooming Houses

Franklin Rooming House

2413 Avenue D          1946 Telephone Directory

Mrs. T. M. Freeman

1925 6th          1946 Telephone Directory

C. F. Graham

1500 5th          1953 Telephone Directory

Amos A. Lee

1644  6th          1946 Tel Dir



Tropical Motel - Matagorda

1956 Tel Dir                     Steve Parsutt, owner

Allen's Landing - Matagorda

Formerly Mills Motel                    Beach Road

Matagorda Courts

1978 - remodeled - Market St.

Stan's Inn

1978 - Matagorda - Fisher St.

Carla Courts



Allen Courts

Damaged in a storm in August, 1938

Paul's Motel

1968 dir 35 bypass

Silver Courts

Destroyed in a storm in August, 1938



Greenhead Motel

Owners Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Trombatore - 1978




Country Roads Inn

1978                      Wadsworth - HW 60



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