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Rebirth of old motels

This article from Travel + Leisure doesn’t have any Route 66 content, but the stories about creative and driven owners who took over forlorn motels and turned them into unique attractions is required reading for anyone thinking about buying and rehabbing a vintage Route 66 motel.

It’s something that Bill Kinder at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, N.M., would understand.

(via World Hum


One thought on “Rebirth of old motels

  1. Tim Schaap

    I’m writing a book, based in the Joplin area in 1928. I’d like to know what a motel room cost back then. And, did every little town have a motel?
    thanks for any info you can provide!!

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