Now you see it, now you don't.
Yeah, it's a crumbling old building with weeds and vermin having overtaken it long ago. But the stories it could tell ...
This is fascinating - and at the same time, sad - news out of Bristol:
Col. Sanders Once Cooked At Lee Motel
The Robert E. Lee Motel still stands on Lee Highway between Bristol and Abingdon. Col. Harlan Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, once operated a restaurant on the second floor of the motel. Pages
of the menu from the restaurant, left, show the location of the restaurant as “A-Top” Robert E. Lee Motel and a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner sold for $2. (link)
How cool is that? This dump once had one of the wealthiest men in America (well, he became rich later anyway) frying up Extra Crispy in its now dilapidated restaurant.
Well, I think it's cool anyway.
If you want to take a photo, by the way, you'd better hurry on down to Bristol. This hovel is not long for this world. It soon fades into the history books ...