Old buildings along Route 66

This "motel-court" type motel is called the Cactus Motor Lodge and was built in the late thirties in Tucumcari, NM. The office unit used to be an old dance hall in the early forties where gambling was conducted illegally in the basement. It supposedly had an escape tunnel, which we the current owners, have tried to find, but was apparently cemented when the swimming pool was built in the fifties. It is the oldest structure motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Old rock structure near Cubero, NM

Razing of old Route-66-era motel, Winslow, AZ

Hackberry Store, Hackberry, AZ

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