Thursday, September 3, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- July 2015: 2015 Cost Share Grants on Route 66

JULY 13--  Alternate lender helps Sunset Motel in Moriarity, New Mexico.  Mike and Debbie Pogue got a $508,000 loan to renovate the motel and may be able to repay the loan in four years.  The motel opened in 1954 on Route 66 and was added onto several times until 1969.  It was owned by Bill and Elaine Pogue until their son Mike took over in the 70s.

Always great to see an old motel renovated.

JULY 17--  Restoration of Totem Pole Park in Oklahoma begins.

JULY 21--  The 2015 Cost Share Grants for Route 66 announced.  The Route 66 Preservation Program announced four cost-share grants for $97,000 for 2015.

BOOTS COURT--  Carthage, Missouri.  $20,000.  The streamline Modern motel was built in 1939.

LAKE SHORE MOTEL--  Carthage, Missouri  $30,000 for structural rehabilitation.  Built in 1950, the motel has a view of Lake Kellogg.

NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.  $22,500 for rehabilitation.  Built in 1948.

WOMEN ON THE MOTHER ROAD--  $25,000 grant for research that will focus on women on Route 66, especially those in the military, blacks, Hispanic and Indians

Since 2001, this has helped fund 122 projects for $1.8 million.


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