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Boutique soon will open in Milk Bottle Building

Boutique soon will open in Milk Bottle Building

Prairie Gothic, a boutique store based in Guthrie, Oklahoma, next month will open a second location inside the historic Milk Bottle Building in Oklahoma City, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The mother-daughter team Christie and Shirley Clifford own the store, which…

Route 66 Neon Park planned in mid-Missouri

Route 66 Neon Park planned in mid-Missouri

A Route 66 Neon Park is planned to be developed in a median of Route 66 in the mid-Missouri town of St. Robert, according to a news release from a Pulaski County Route 66 organization, and a Kickstarter campaign has…

Man restoring old gas station in Foyil

Man restoring old gas station in Foyil

A resident of Foyil, Oklahoma, is restoring a late 1920s filling┬ástation along an original alignment of Route 66 through the town. Nathan Williams informed me his brother-in-law, Kean Isaacs, aims to restore the station to “its original condition or as…

Grant sought for new roof on Navajo County Historic Courthouse

Grant sought for new roof on Navajo County Historic Courthouse

Navajo County will submit a cost-share grant application to help pay for new roof on its historic courthouse in Holbrook, Arizona, according to the The Tribune-News. The application for $30,000 is through the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. If awarded,…

Storage of Tropics sign irks Route 66 advocates

Storage of Tropics sign irks Route 66 advocates

Several Route 66 advocates are upset the City of Lincoln, Illinois, is storing the historic Tropics Dining Room sign outdoors and exposed to the weather at a yard-waste disposal facility after it was taken down last year. Readers emailed me photographs of the Tropics sign laying…

66 Motel in Flagstaff converted into affordable rental housing

66 Motel in Flagstaff converted into affordable rental housing

The historic 66 Motel in Flagstaff, Arizona, is being turned by a nonprofit group into a place for affordable rental housing until its residents can save enough money for better rentals or a down payment on a home. And the…

Gold Dome back on market

Gold Dome back on market

The historic Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City as back for sale after a company’s plans to turn it into its headquarters were scrapped because of a nosedive in oil prices, reported The Oklahoman last week. Building owner David Box…

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