Gingham Tree Honors Historic Dorsett Motel


by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

Dorsett Motel is spotlighted as this year’s Gingham Tree print, painted by esteemed local artist Gina Havard Skinner.

Located at 5135 Main Street, Dorsett Motel opened in 1964. It sits next door to the Times and across the street from Go Church. The motel was built on property formerly owned by George County Times founder Lucious Sellers.

The motel is a two-story block building housing 20 rooms with exterior entrances. The second story has a deck and at one time had seating with a table and sun umbrella for guests. The original structure also had a small apartment for the operator. The apartment encompassed rooms 109 and 110 and had one bedroom and a combination den-kitchen with a door opening to the lobby of the motel.

Motel guests were largely travelers on U.S….

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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