Saturday, September 5, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- July 2015: Goodbye Bel-Aire Motel

JULY 22--  The sign from Springfield, Illinois' Bel-Aire Motel was acquired by two Springfield residents to restore and possibly sell it.  The more famous Sputnik has already been acquired by a local sign company for inclusion in their museum.

It sure is going to be strange not to see the Bel-Aire Motel on that corner the next time we visit.  Although, its increasingly blight made it necessary to tear it down.

JULY 23--  A Joplin, Missouri, barbershop is likely to become a gallery.  This pretty well stops the idea that it would become a visitors center.  Dole's Ole 66 Barbershop is located in an iold service station.

--RoadDog

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