Monday, March 21, 2016

WINDSOR STRIP MALL - KENNESAW

What is the history of 2655 N. Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, Ga?  Here is how it started out, as a motel, now it is a shopping center.

Kennesaw Historical Society added 6 new photos.

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The Windsor Motel in Kennesaw was built by William and Maureen Powell circa 1952. Maureen was originally from England and she gave the hotel its name.
In 1978 C.N. Patel and his wife moved to Kennesaw from London. They purchased the motel from the Powell’s on January 30, 1979.
The Patel’s son, R.J. and his wife Asha took over the day to day operation of the motel in 1994. After 11 years of round the clock managing the business they closed the Windsor Motel on November 23, 2005.

The Patels demolished the motel and during a clean-up of the property they discovered one of the old motel signs they believe may be from the early 1960’s (see pictures with this post). A shopping center known as The Windsor, managed by the Patels, was opened in the same location in 2008.

{Thank you to R.J. Patel for this brief history of the motel. Postcards courtesy of R.J. Patel and Andrew Bramlett}
See:  https://www.facebook.com/kennesawhistoricalsociety/photos/pcb.1129352960418542/1129351883751983/?type=3

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