Route 66 News

Lincoln Motel sign gets face-lift next weekend

Volunteers with the Oklahoma Route 66 Association will put a new coat of paint on the historic Lincoln Motel’s neon sign in Chandler, Okla., on Sept. 11-12, and you’re invited to join the effort.

Repainting will begin from about 8 a.m. and end at dark each day, weather permitting, at the motel at 740 E. First St. (aka Route 66). Map to the motel is here.

Materials will be provided. If you want to participate, all we recommend is a pair of work gloves and to wear work clothes. The idea is to erect scaffolding, scrape off any loose paint, then put a new coat of the same color.

The Lincoln Motel has been operating on the Mother Road since 1939. It recently gained new owners who are renovating the rooms but want to keep the motel’s stately old appearance.

For information, call the association at 405-258-0008.

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