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)