Goodhue Hotel Port Arthur Texas 200 Rooms Matchbook Magnet (MM54)

This is a joyous scene – the man waving, the gull careening, the enormous resort looming. The quaint idea of air conditioning as a special treat and rooms with baths make this cover very compelling too.  In 1929 there was a breathless newspaper announcement on August 22nd that the Goodhue Hotel would “throw open its doors”.  It was a brave little hotel, and managed to survive a huge hurricane, Audrey, in the 50’s.  Then, adding to its history, Janis Joplin chose to give a press conference there when she revisited her Texas roots!  If you ate there you’d have spent .40cents which would not have been wasted, as “the chef at Goodhue  was trained in the Baker Hotel kitchen at Dallas Texas for nine months before he was appointed chef at the Goodhue, that’s why you enjoy his cooking.”  How precious is that!?  Dallas is apparently where one must go to be a truly excellent chef!

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet. (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding. The surface is textured, so it does not scratch. We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China. It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product. Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE: This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING: This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days. We do not expedite shipping. Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.





1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock