Forest View Motel

Known Name(s)

Forest View Motel


460 Norfolk Hwy. Disputanta, VA

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Physical Status



The 1962 Green Book ad for the property indicates that it is 6 miles east of Petersburg, T.O. Thweatt proprietor. Many thanks to Carol Bowman, Executive Director of the PG Regional Heritage Center, for providing the current address. 

Detailed History

T.O. Thweatt was the proprietor of the motel, which is now the American Legion Post 120. Theodore O. Thweatt, of the Forest View Lounge, in Disputanta, 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.)

The current address is 5115 County Drive.

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