Thursday, June 14, 2007

Route 66 Motels on Endangered List

(Photo by Jenny Wood)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Route 66 Motels to their 2007 list of America's 11 most endangered places. Here's a quote: "Affectionately called “The Mother Road,” Route 66 is known for quirky roadside attractions and unique mom-and-pop motels, constructed between the late 1920s and late 1950s and often clad in neon. In recent years, Route 66 motels in hot real-estate markets have been torn down at record rates, while in cold real estate markets, motels languish and are being reclaimed by the forces of nature."

Here's a list of my blog-posts on Route 66.

(John's Modern Cabins photo by Andrew Wood)

Learn More

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • John's Modern Cabin News

  • June 14, 2007: USA Today, Route 66 motels stamped historic

  • June 15, 2007: Victorville Daily Press, Route 66 motel to be restored

  • June 18, 2007: Carthage Press, Route 66 icons listed endangered - focuses on Boots Motel
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