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Developer appeals city’s decision for De Anza project

Developer appeals city’s decision for De Anza project

A developer that finished second in bids to redevelop the historic De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque is appealing the city’s choice for the project, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Jerry Landgraf of De Anza Co., which proposed converting the…

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station to host commemoration for Lenore Weiss

Odell Station in Odell, Illinois, will host a commemoration Saturday to the late Lenore Weiss, who was one-half of the couple instrumental in getting the historic Route 66 gas station restored, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader. The event at…

Bel-Aire sputnik will be restored for sign company’s museum

For those who worried about the fate of the sputnik structure atop the doomed Bel-Air Motel in Springfield, Illinois, do not worry. Ace Sign Co. of Springfield removed the sputnik over the weekend and eventually will restore it for its…

Remington Rand Building in St. Louis added to National Register

The midcentury modern Remington Rand Building in St. Louis’ Central West End was added to the National Register of Historic Places, effective May 5, according to an email Friday from the National Park Service. The three-story building, designed by architect…

Tourism group may take part ownership of Tropics sign

Tourism group may take part ownership of Tropics sign

The Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County is considering an agreement with the city of Lincoln, Illinois, and original owners of the historic Tropics neon sign in an effort to finally restore it, according to the Lincoln Courier newspaper. The…

Former Kingman Club reopens

The former Kingman Club tavern in downtown Kingman, Arizona, has reopened as The House of Hops, with its original neon sign from 1944 restored and glowing, according to the Kingman Daily Miner newspaper. Owner Stacy Thomson reopened the tavern at…

A stop at the Waite Phillips gas station

The Sapulpa Historical Society in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, spent a lot of time and fundraising to restore the Waite Phillips gas station, located a block off Route 66. Discover Oklahoma produced this segment about the station: Waite Phillips was one of…

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