Jack Tar Hotels. "Our convention facilities are matchless." Ho ho. As for the other motto - "prepare to be pampered" - how does one so this, exactly? No, no, don't pamper me! I'm not ready! Hold on . . . okay, now. The chain is still around - it's part of Allegro Resorts, and has a few dozen locations in the Caribbean and Southern Hemisphere.

The wheel says "Ed C. Leach, President." He looks proud of himself. He should be.

One of the most famous property was a Galveston motel, which can be seen here; the controversial San Francisco hotel can be seen here. They built modern.