A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 19 – #37. Part Of A Whole


I did a double take when I drove down the street and saw part of a 1954 Spartan Manor trailer. It was “part of a whole” because the rest of it was inside a building which housed a restaurant. The entire Spartan Manor served as the kitchen for the restaurant. I was intriqued and, although the restaurant was not open, I spotted the owner outside and asked if I could come in to see the rest of the Spartan Manor. He said when he bought it, the furniture was still inside and he totally gutted it and put in an entire stainless kitchen for the restaurant. What a terrific idea! I did a bit of research on the Spartan Manor and learned how famed oil tycoon, J. Paul Getty, turned an aircraft company into a luxury trailer manufacturing enterprise. Manufactured to the highest quality and sleekest design employing the monocoque building technique used in airplane manufacturing, they were truly the “Cadillac” of trailers.
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Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

7 thoughts on “Week 19 – #37. Part Of A Whole

  1. Very interesting. I did not know about motor homes.


  2. Great shot and interesting research!


  3. Quite a find. Thank you for finding out about it for us. Enterprising restauranteur.


  4. Thanks for all those nuggets of information. Interesting way to expand your quarters!


  5. Interesting capture! Very cool!


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