Santa Claus City Hall Sign

santa claus ga city hall sign photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011
Originally spelled Santa Clause, this hamlet outside Lyons was the brainchild of a farmer and businessman by the name of Greene. His classic Art Deco “Futuristic Motor Hotel” was called simply Farmer Greene. In 1941, to attract the steady stream of tourists who passed through on U. S. Highway 1, he named the area around his motel and pecan orchards Santa Clause. Streets have names like Rudolph Way and Candy Cane Street.

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4 responses to “Santa Claus City Hall Sign

  1. If you have one, I would love to see a picture of his motor hotel.

    • I don’t have one, Teresa. I saw a postcard of it on eBay once, and now I wish I’d saved an image file. If I ever come across another one I’m going to buy it and scan it!

      • Ellen Roberts

        There is a red brick motel along the west side of US1, Would that be the one you are referring to? I have family there & will take a photo next time I pass it.

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