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Company offers to fix Albuquerque signs for free

Company offers to fix Albuquerque signs for free

A company has offered the City of Albuquerque a way to repair its malfunctioning neon archway lights on Central Avenue, aka Route 66, at no cost, according to a report by KOAT-TV. Other media outlets in Albuquerque reported last week the…

Albuquerque plans to upgrade city neon signs to LED

Albuquerque plans to upgrade city neon signs to LED

Deep in a KRQE-TV story about the City of Albuquerque’s Route 66-themed signs — including the archways over Central Avenue — is this item — the city eventually will upgrade them to LED. Apparently neon owned by the city has…

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Joel Rayburn, owner of the Route 66-related GlassBoy Studios and Tourist Trap Tees, soon will move into the historic Brooks Building just a stone’s throw from the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Rayburn told me in a text he should…

Rail Haven hotel installs replica of classic sign

Rail Haven hotel installs replica of classic sign

The Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven hotel in Springfield, Missouri, on Friday installed a replica of a classic neon sign that came down in 1994 when the hotel was rebranded, according to the Springfield News-Leader. Part of the reason…

One way to repurpose an old sign

One way to repurpose an old sign

Steve Paulken, city manager for Winslow, Arizona, sent these photos of the old Moore’s Pawn & Trading sign along Route 66 in town being refurbished, thanks in part to a city program. Paulken wrote in an email: This sign has been here…

Kingman building ‘welcome arch’ to its downtown

Kingman building ‘welcome arch’ to its downtown

Kingman, Arizona, is building a “welcome arch” across its downtown Beale Street, according to the Kingman Daily Miner. The arch would be installed as part of Kingman’s participation as a quarterfinalist in the America’s Best Communities contest in which $10…

Signs saved from the demolished Bel-Aire Motel

Signs saved from the demolished Bel-Aire Motel

An article this week in the The State Journal-Register answers one question in the wake of the demolition of the Bel-Air Motel in Springfield, Illinois — what will happen to the neon signs? The short answer: They’ve been acquired by…

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