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Old 03-28-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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I uncovered old Tokens metal detecting that have "Monks Palace Corpus Christi" then on the reverse "worth 5 cents in trade". I was wondering if anyone had any history on this place?
Thank you,
Larry
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I uncovered old Tokens metal detecting that have "Monks Palace Corpus Christi" then on the reverse "worth 5 cents in trade". I was wondering if anyone had any history on this place?
Thank you,
Larry
Is this what they look like?

I've been hitting the Newspaper Archives but can't find anything on Monk's Palace.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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I uncovered old Tokens metal detecting that have "Monks Palace Corpus Christi" then on the reverse "worth 5 cents in trade". I was wondering if anyone had any history on this place?
Thank you,
Larry
Like this:

MONK'S / PALACE / CORPUS CHRISTI (TC-243578) Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces), U.S.A.

I recall you made a previous query with regard to this token. Going through old boxes the past week/or so, looking for another posters information's (Shoreline Drive In photograph) I saw something about the "Monks Palace" Corpus Christi.

Bear in mind, after going through so many old menus, old Texas Restaurant Association, Corpus Christi Restaurant Association letters/notifications, reviews and what-nots I'm getting things confused.. .but, I seem to recall, or associate, the Monk's Palace being located uptown, "on the hill' near another old eatery that specialized in sandwiches named after various local judges. Yes, just cursory information noted in passing while going through old boxed stuff my dad collected and kept. Btw, those old sandwiches sounded interesting and ahead of the times with toppings like avocado slices and sprouts.

Suggestion; look in an old (1950) city directory or Sanborn's Fire Insurance listings/maps. They have these in the historical section of the library. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History now has the well known Doc Mcgregor collection of some 250,000 old photographs of CC, open to the public.


The bad thing about going through old boxes and trunks looking for stuff is . . .well, you run into stuff, take a coffee brake and refocus on whatever it was that last caught my peripheral attention. . . distracting me. I ran into some old "Burger chef" stuff (menu) you may recall it was once located at Everhart and Alameda. Another old item is from the old The Nixon Cafe, once located in the Wilson Building, Shoop's, Miller's Grill,. . Hasty Tasty and Jitter-Bug Drive-Ins .and you see, linear thinking is displaced with cognitive dissonance. . .confusion!


If and when I again run into that information I'll post it.

Forgot to add: https://www.google.com/search?q=The+...k's+Palace

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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Do you think you could scan some of those menus and post them here?
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Do you think you could scan some of those menus and post them here?
Let's see if this works:

Nope, and my scanner is not operational. I'll try something else:

Link.

LILEKS (James) :: Restaurant Postcards

Just handy:

Historic Memphis Restaurants and High School Hang-outs

On preview it indicates some didn't make the transition.
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