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Tee Pee Motel (Belcher's Tee Pee Courts)

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Belcher's Tee Pee Courts
1947. 4809 N. Richmond Rd.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Standing adjacent to fields of high grass, the former Belcher's Tee Pee Courts represent thematic franchise design of the 1940s. The buildings' construction of reinforced concrete enabled them to withstand prolonged abandonment until rehabilitated in 2006 by Barbara and Bryon Woods. Even the motel's iconic sign remains standing.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Tee Pee Motel (Belcher's Tee Pee Courts)", [Wharton, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 453-453.

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