The Bryan Daily Eagle
Sat. Nov 21, 1925
Brenhamite H. H. (Jack) Drumm (1900-1961) started the Dixie Poultry Farms and Hatchery in Brenham in the early 1920s. It was a novel, co-op type poultry business. Drumm sold the poultry business around 1953 and began construction on the motel.
These old metal signs can still be found at estate sales and antique fairs. Apparently they were hung on fences outside of town, like mini-billboards.
We were able to find several of these original postcards. One even has the hand-written note, sent in 1962.
The iconic sign on W. Main St, west of downtown Brenham. This sign frequently appears in day-tripper photographs. When the previous owner sold the motel, she wanted to exclude the sign. In the end, it was sold and stayed with the motel.
Renovation has been ongoing for some time. The pace accelerated in 2019. First completed rooms were rented for the Spring Round Top Antiques Fair 2021.