Wish you were here … Pine Crest postcard

Pine Crest

Front of postcard (Courtesy Cherokee County Historical Society)

For all the tourists in Canton during the 1960s, nothing would beat this postcard souvenir of a local landmark: The Pine Crest Restaurant and Motor Lodge.

As the back of the postcard proclaims, the Pine Crest has air condition, TV and a smorgasboard on Wednesday and Thursday.

The restaurant is technically in Holly Springs but plays a large part in many a Canton resident’s memories — whether dining at the restaurant through the decades or partaking in a few karaoke nights in its later years. The building that housed the restaurant was torn down a few years ago (a package store now sits in its spot), but the motel is still alive. See the end of the post to navigate what the area looks like today.

What are your memories of Pine Crest? Let us know in the comments below.

Pine Crest

Back of postcard (Courtesy Cherokee County Historical Society)

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3 comments on “Wish you were here … Pine Crest postcard
  1. Perry (Pep) Jones says:

    What wonderful memories! We would have at least 3 generations on most Sundays after church. The Green family and the Joneses were very close. I remember when Thomas Green passed away from cancer. That was the first time that I had ever heard that word.
    His portrait was in the main dining room forever. He and my dad were close.
    Great Southern cooking and great people.

  2. Oh my my… Every Sunday after Church… and Ms. Hattie would squeeze my cheeks and take money at the register..!

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