Since the 1940s, U.S. Highway 301 has been used by many as a way to travel between Sarasota and Jacksonville, and everything else in between, quickly. Located in Starke, the Underwood Motel was just one of many other motels along the stretch of highway, but one of few still standing.
The old neon sign which stood outside the dilapidated motel became a landmark for those traveling up and down the 301, many stopping to take a picture of it. The sign went missing overnight in 2011, either sold as scrap metal or taken by collectors.
Other than the postcard image, I was not able to find much history on this motel so please, if you have any experience and any stories you would like to share regarding this site, leave a comment below.