"A. G. Gaston Motel, Birmingham's Most Comfortable Relaxing Center," Birmingham, Alabama, 1954

Summary

A. G. Gaston founded this motel in 1954 to provide African American travelers a place to stay while in Birmingham, Alabama. It also served as a gathering place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists in the early 1960s.

A. G. Gaston founded this motel in 1954 to provide African American travelers a place to stay while in Birmingham, Alabama. It also served as a gathering place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists in the early 1960s.

Artifact

Viewbook

Date Made

1954

Subject Date

1954

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.223.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in  (13.875" when fully opened)

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

Text under image on front: A.G. Gaston Motel... Birmingham’s most comfortable relaxing center / On address side flap: The / A.G. / GASTON / MOTEL / The nation’s Newest & Finest Motel / 1510 FIFTH AVENUE NORTH / BIRMINGHAM 2, ALABAMA

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