Sun Fun Motel

National Register Listing
Street Address:
2305 Withers Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC (Horry County)

NRHP Nomination

NRHP Maps

Record Number:
S10817726035
Description and Narrative:
Constructed from 1963 to 1964 during Myrtle Beach’s “Golden Era” of tourism, the Sun Fun Motel is a two-story, L-shaped masonry and frame building located at 2305 Withers Drive. It is listed at the local level for architecture and its association with Myrtle Beach’s burgeoning mid-century tourism industry. When it opened in June 1963, the motel was a single line of eight units and featured a pool. By January 1964, the two owners requested a building permit for six additional units to create an L-shaped motel. Since 1964, the motel has retained a high degree of architectural integrity. The motel’s debut coincided with the city’s annual Sun Fun Festival, linking the motel with the popular event that marked the beginning of the yearly tourism season. The building illustrates a more restrained Modern aesthetic and is one of the few unaltered structures from this period remaining in Myrtle Beach. Listed in the National Register March 12, 2020.
Period of Significance:
1963 – 1970
Level of Significance:
Local
Area of Significance:
Architecture;Entertainment/Recreation
National Register Determination:
listed
Date of Certification:
March 12 2020

Related places
Myrtle Beach
Horry County