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The Bryan Daily Eagle
Bryan, TX
Sat. Nov 21, 1925

Historical Research

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.

Metal Signs

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.

Original Postcard

We were able to find several of these original postcards.  One even has the hand-written note, sent in 1962.

Dixie Motel Street Sign

Street sign

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.

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Reno-vation

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.