Morocco Motel

Known Name(s)

Morocco Motel


1200 Moore St. Bristol, VA

Establishment Type(s)


Physical Status



The 1956 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map indicates that 1200 Moore Street is a two-story cinder block "Rest.Motel 2nd (colored) 6 units." It has a small two-story frame porch on the north elevation and sits across Moore/Oakview Streets from Douglas High School (colored), built 1921. The photo depicts the site today.

Detailed History

M/M Luther B. Pookrum listed as proprietors in 1957 issue. The address of the Morocco Motel in Green Book listings from 1954 - 1955 is 800 Spencer Street. That building is also demolished. Mrs. L.B. Pookrum, Jr., of the Morocco Motel in Bristol, VA, attended the second annual convention of the Nation-Wide Hotel Association (NHA), held in Detroit in November of 1955. (Source: "1955 Hotel Men of the Year, Afro-American, November 19, 1955, page A3.)

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