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Charley’s Automotive Service in Grants named to National Register

Charley’s Automotive Service in Grants named to National Register

The long-closed Charley’s Automotive Service building along Route 66 in Grants, New Mexico, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective Oct. 4, according to a recent email from the National Park Service. The station…

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Leon Russell’s Church Studio named to National Register

Leon Russell’s Church Studio named to National Register

Church Studio in Tulsa, once owned by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell, recently earned a designation to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective Sept. 8, according to an email Friday from the…

Bureau of Mines Building in Rolla named to National Register

Bureau of Mines Building in Rolla named to National Register

A stately brick building along the main Route 66 corridor in Rolla, Missouri, recently was designated to the National Register of Historic Places. The headquarters of the Rolla Division of the Bureau of Mines, also known as the Bureau of Mines Building…

Devil’s Elbow Historic District, Piney Beach Cabins added to National Register

Devil’s Elbow Historic District, Piney Beach Cabins added to National Register

The Devil’s Elbow Historic District in the small Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, recently was designated to the National Register of Historic Places. On a related note, Piney Beach, aka Piney Beach Cabins, near Devil’s Elbow also was placed…

Masonic Lodge in Bristow added to National Historic Register

Masonic Lodge in Bristow added to National Historic Register

The nearly century-old Creek Masonic Lodge No. 226 building along Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation became effective March 20, and was revealed a weekly email Friday from the National…

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis added to National Register

The Midwest Terminal Building in St. Louis, better known as the Globe-Democrat Building or the Globe Building, was added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Friday from the National Park Service. The National Register listing was…

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

Painted Desert Community Complex named National Historic Landmark

A series of buildings called the Painted Desert Community Complex that greet travelers to the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona were among 24 National Historic Landmarks declared by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. National Historic…

Ash Fork’s little-known historical gem

Ash Fork’s little-known historical gem

Only one of two steel dams still exist in the United States, and one is less than a mile off an old alignment of Route 66 east of Ash Fork, Arizona. Known as the Bainbridge Steel Dam or the Ashfork-Bainbridge…

Two Oklahoma properties added to National Register

Two Oklahoma properties added to National Register

Two areas of Route 66 in Oklahoma recently were named to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email Thursday from the National Park Service. First, the register recognized the Downtown Claremore Historic District that includes a couple…

St. Louis Mart and Terminal Warehouse named to National Register

St. Louis Mart and Terminal Warehouse named to National Register

The St. Louis Mart and Terminal Warehouse on a corner of Route 66 near downtown was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register listing became effective July 28, according to an email Friday from the National…

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