From the back of the Auburn Football Illustrated for the 1972 Chattanooga game, another shot of the Heart of Auburn back in the day when having a telephone in your modern room was a selling point.
In September, The War Eagle Reader broke the news that the historic hotel will soon be replaced with a CVS-anchored shopping center.
Related: Vintage Heart of Auburn Postcard.
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Modernity at its finest: Not just any telephone but one with a dial.
Hey! Dial telephone was a big deal. Hotels telephones used to have no dials and you picked it up it went direct to the operator.
Oh, Get off my lawn.
It actually doesn’t look that much different from how it did when I was at AU from 2000-2004.
I’m surprised it has lasted this long. I honestly thought it would be replaced with a Holiday Inn Express or something of the like a long time ago. I worked there in the early 2000 and have quite a few interesting memories of the place… not exactly the brightest\cleanest spot in Auburn.
Yep, this motel gave many students money to live on while going to school. I had the privilege of working there as a desk clerk in early 70’s and came back to manage it in late 70’s. It is sad to see it torn down plus the rock house on Gay Street that we lived in. Great memories