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Illinois
USA - Joliet IL - St Mary Carmelite Church (Closed 1991) (7 Apr 2009) Full.jpg

St Mary Carmelite Church (Closed 1991), Joliet IL.

USA - Wilmington IL - Former Drive Through (7 Apr 2009)

A sign of busier times - a former drive through window in a Wilmington alley.

USA - Wilmington IL - Abandoned Rail Station (7 Apr 2009)

An abandoned rail siding in Wilmington.

USA - Gardner IL - Closed Riviera 1928 Restaurant (8 Apr 2009)

The famous 1928 Riviera Restaurant is on the way into Gardner. It's been a fixture on the Route for 80 years - let's hope someone saves it.

USA - Gardner IL - Old Grain Facility (8 Apr 2009)

Old grain facility, Gardner IL.

USA - Dwight IL - Abandoned Dawg House on Route 66 Diner (8 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Dawg House on Route 66 Diner was one of the first buildings we met on an old section of Route 66 suburban street in Dwight.

USA - Dwight IL - Abandoned Smaterjax Grill & Pizzeria (8 Apr 2009)

We found the Smaterjax Grill & Pizzeria based on a Route 66 Dining Guide recommendation but alas it was closed down too.

USA - Dwight IL - Abandoned Smaterjax Grill & Pizzeria Interior (8 Apr 2009)

The interior of the abandoned Smaterjax Grill & Pizzeria - it looked like you could expect someone to arrive any moment to open for business. They must have just locked the door and walked away. It is always interesting when a building is left behind, what is really interesting is when the objects in it are also left. So many things that could be of use to someone, yet they sit and collect dust and levels of wear and tear.

USA - Dwight IL - Old Hotel & Neon (8 Apr 2009)

Old Hotel & neon, Dwight IL.

USA - Odell IL - Abandoned Old Mobil Station (8 Apr 2009)

An abandoned Old Mobil Station in Odell IL.

USA - Odell IL - Abandoned Subway (8 Apr 2009)

An abandoned and filled in pedestrian subway, Odell IL. Hard to believe that this suburban street was once so busy that pedestrians needed a subway to safely cross the road. It's just a quiet and narrow suburban street now.

USA - Pontiac IL - Old Log Cabin Restaurant Original Gas Station Section(8 Apr 2009)

Old Log Cabin Restaurant Original Gas Station Section, Pontiac IL.

USA - Towanda IL - Old Shops (9 Apr 2009)

Old shops, Towanda IL.

USA - Funks Grove IL - Old Country Store Rusty Gas Pump (9 Apr 2009)

Don't buy fuel here!

USA - Funks Grove IL - Old Railroad Depot (9 Apr 2009)

The old railroad depot, Funks Grove IL.

USA - McLean IL - Abandoned Old Shop (9 Apr 2009)

Old shops, McLean IL.

USA - McLean IL - Old Shops (9 Apr 2009)

More old shops, McLean IL.

USA - McLean IL - Ruined Old Shop (9 Apr 2009)

Ruined old shop on the town square, McLean IL.

USA - Virden IL - Former State Bank of Virden (10 Apr 2009)

Former State Bank of Virden, Virden IL.

USA - Nilwood IL - Abandoned Nilwood Public School (1927) (10 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Nilwood IL Public School (1927) rotting away on Route 66 on the outskirts of town.

USA - Nilwood IL - Abandoned House (10 Apr 2009)

Abandoned house near the abandoned school, Nilwood IL.

USA - Carlinville IL - Old Public School now Apartments (10 Apr 2009)

Old Public School now converted to apartments, Carlinville IL.

USA - Carlinville IL - Closed 1920 Bridge South of Town 3 (10 Apr 2009)

Closed 1920 Bridge South of Carlinville IL - classic early Route 66.

USA - Litchfield IL - Old Vic Suhling Neon (10 Apr 2009)

The Vic Suhling Gas sign in Litchfield IL is one of the most photographed on the Route. The sign is all that's left - no gas station.

USA - Litchfield IL - Abandoned Motel & Cafe Complex 1 (10 Apr 2009)

This is just part of an abandoned complex of a Motel, Cafe etc in Litchfield IL.

USA - Litchfield IL - Abandoned Motel & Cafe Complex 2 (10 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Motel rooms and office, Litchfield IL.

USA - Litchfield IL - Abandoned Motel & Cafe Complex 3 (10 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Motel wing, Litchfield IL.

USA - Mitchell IL - Bel Air Drive In Sign (11 Apr 2009)

The Bel Air Drive In Sign in Mitchell IL - just a sign, no Drive In!

USA - Mitchell IL - Abandoned Petrol Station & Sign (11 Apr 2009)

The long abandoned Twin Oaks gas station and its neon sign, in Mitchell IL.

Missouri
USA - Venice MO - Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Dogleg 22 deg (11 Apr 2009)

The old Chain of Rocks Bridge with its 22 degree dogleg is a Route 66 icon near Venice MO enroute St Louis.

USA - St Louis MO - Old Route 66 Old On-Ramp (12 Apr 2009)

This closed and abandoned on-ramp just across from the Eat Rite Diner in St Louis leads to an abandoned "freeway" style section of closed old route 66 - almost like a small version of an interstate. 2 lanes each way stretching to some old bridges a few hundred yards away, all closed and abandoned - I would love to have had time to explore it but alas the Route was calling me on!

USA - Villa Ridge MO - Abandoned Diamonds and later Tri County Restaurant (13 Apr 2009)

Originally Diamonds and later the Tri County Restaurant; this was a substantial art deco building in Villa Ridge MO - alas it appears to have been boarded up for quite some time.

USA - St Clair MO - Abandoned Motel (13 Apr 2009)

An abandoned motel in St Clair MO.

USA - St Clair MO - Abandoned Roadside Stop (13 Apr 2009)

Old roadside stop, St Clair MO.

USA - Cuba MO - Closed Route 66 Cafe (13 Apr 2009)

Another Route 66 mainstay bites the dust - the closed Route 66 Cafe, Cuba MO.

USA - St James MO - Abandoned Derby Station (14 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Derby Station, St James MO.

USA - Doolittle MO - Abandoned Johns Modern Cabins  Sign (14 Apr 2009)

The famous and VERY well photographed abandoned Johns Modern Cabins Sign, near Doolittle MO.

USA - Doolittle MO - Abandoned Johns Modern Cabins  Standing Cabin (14 Apr 2009)

One of the better preserved "modern cabins"!

USA - Doolittle MO - Pingas Abandoned Mexican Restaurant (14 Apr 2009)

Pingas abandoned Mexican Restaurant, near Doolittle MO.

USA - Devils Elbow MO - Old Building (14 Apr 2009)

Old decaying building, Devils Elbow MO.

USA - Phillipsburg MO - Former Roadside Park Marker (14 Apr 2009)

This marker marks where land was donated at some time for use as a park - however it seems to be part of someones front yard now?!

USA - Marshfield MO - First Home Savings Bank Building (14 Apr 2009)

First Home Savings Bank Building, Marshfield MO.

USA - Springfield MO - Abandoned Hotel Stirling Front (15 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Hotel Stirling, Springfield MO.

USA - Plano MO - Abandoned House (15 Apr 2009)

Abandoned house, Plano MO.

USA - Plano MO - OLD Ruins (15 Apr 2009)

OLD ruins, Plano MO.

USA - Paris Springs MO - Former Post Office (15 Apr 2009)

Former Post Office, Paris Springs MO.

USA - Avilla MO - Abandoned Garage (15 Apr 2009)

Abandoned garage, Avilla MO.

USA - Avilla MO - Abandoned Workshop (15 Apr 2009)

Abandoned workshop, Avilla MO.

USA - Spencer MO - Phillips 66 Station Complex under Refurbishment (15 Apr 2009) Full.jpg

Long-abandoned old Phillips 66 Station Complex under Refurbishment, Spencer MO.

USA - Avilla MO - Long Abandoned Building (15 Apr 2009)

LONG Abandoned Building, Avilla MO.

USA - Avilla MO - Abandoned Stone Building (15 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Stone Building, Avilla MO.

USA - Carthage MO - Old Boots Motel (15 Apr 2009)

The old Boots Motel now serving as apartments, Carthage MO.

USA - Carthage MO - Star Lanes Bowling Alley (15 Apr 2009)

The Star Lanes Bowling Alley has seen better days, Carthage MO.

USA - Carthage MO - Former Post Office (15 Apr 2009)

Former Post Office, Carthage MO.

USA - Webb City MO - Old Overpass Foundations (15 Apr 2009)

Old overpass foundations, Webb City MO.

Kansas
USA - Galena KS - Abandoned Brothel (15 Apr 2009)

Abandoned brothel with a colourful history (don't they all?) opposite the 4 Women on the Route Restored Gas Station, Galena KS.

USA - Galena KS - Former Troy Steam Laundry & Lucky Miner (15 Apr 2009)

The former Troy Steam Laundry & Lucky Miner, Galena KS. They sound like they could tell some stories.

USA - Galena KS - Old Abandoned Building (15 Apr 2009)

Old abandoned building, Galena KS.

USA - Galena KS - Abandoned Businesses (15 Apr 2009) Full.jpg

Abandoned businesses, Galena KS.

USA - Baxter Springs KS - Old Sign (15 Apr 2009)

Very old car sales sign, Baxter Springs KS.

Oklahoma
USA - Quapaw OK - Abandoned Phillips 66 Station (16 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Phillips 66 Station, Miami OK.

USA - Miami OK - Abandoned Shop & Neon 'Wardrobe' (16 Apr 2009)

Abandoned shop with its neon reading 'Wardrobe', Miami OK.

USA - Afton OK - Main Street Panoramic (16 Apr 2009)

The main street of Afton OK. I think the picture speaks more eloquently of the decline of the small towns along old Route 66 in Oklahoma than I could.


USA - Afton OK - Abandoned Raimer Hotel & Neon Sign (16 Apr 2009)

Guests are not welcome anymore at the abandoned Raimer Hotel, still with its neon sign, Afton OK.

USA - Afton OK - Abandoned Rest Haven Motel Neon Sign Sign (16 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Rest Haven Motel Neon Sign, Afton OK. Full house here too.

USA - Vinita OK - Dead Mans Corner (16 Apr 2009)

Dead Mans Corner and LONG abandoned gas station ruin, north of Vinita OK.

USA - Vinita OK - 1884 Building & Old Signage (16 Apr 2009)

Interesting 1884 building & old faded signage, Vinita OK.

USA - White Oak OK - Abandoned Country Court Motel Decayed Buildings (16 Apr 2009)

The decayed buildings of the abandoned Country Court Motel, White Oak OK.

USA - Chelsea OK - Abandoned Chelsea Motel (16 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Chelsea Motel, Chelsea OK.

USA - Chelsea OK - Abandoned House (16 Apr 2009)

An abandoned house slowly falling in, Chelsea OK.

USA - Chelsea OK - Abandoned Garage (16 Apr 2009)

Don't rely on getting your car fixed at this abandoned garage in Chelsea OK.

USA - Chelsea OK - Abandoned Laundromat (16 Apr 2009)

Your clothes will get dusty in this abandoned Laundromat, Chelsea OK.

USA - Chelsea OK - Abandoned Chelsea Historic Building (16 Apr 2009)

An abandoned Chelsea OK historic building, one of dozens crumbling away downtown.

USA - Chelsea OK - Closed Businesses (16 Apr 2009)

More closed businesses in Main Street, Chelsea OK.

USA - Foyil OK - Abandoned Country Cafe (16 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Country Cafe, Foyil OK, right next door to the ......

USA - Claremore OK - Former El Sueno Courts (now Adobe Village Apartments) (16 Apr 2009)

The former El Sueno Courts (now Adobe Village Apartments), once of Route 66 fame, Claremore OK.

USA - Catoosa OK - Former Arrowood Trading Post (16 Apr 2009)

The former Arrowood Trading Post is another Route 66 icon at Catoosa OK.

USA - Tulsa OK - Abandoned Alan-Bowden Groceries (Former Gas Station) (17 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Alan-Bowden groceries (former Gas Station), Tulsa OK.

USA - Tulsa OK - Abandoned O'Bryans Bar (17 Apr 2009)

Abandoned O'Bryans Bar, Tulsa OK.

USA - Sapulpa OK - Old Diner Incorporating Boats (17 Apr 2009)

A bizarre sight in Sapulpa OK is this old Diner incorporating boats into its structure.

USA - Kellyville OK - Former Cotton Gin then Diner now Antiques former Route 66 Diner Building (17 Apr 2009)

Former Cotton Gin then Diner now Antiques store former Route 66 Diner building, Kellyville OK.

USA - Bellvue OK - Old Oil Pump (17 Apr 2009)

A number of old oil pumps of this iconic "nodder" variety are passed along the way, along with their associated......

USA - Bellvue OK - Old Oil Installation (17 Apr 2009)

tanks and other gear.

USA - Depew OK - Abandoned Building  - Outside (17 Apr 2009)

The outside of a quaint old store next to Spanglers in Depew OK, cleverly painted to disguise the desolation within....

USA - Depew OK - Abandoned Building  - Inside (17 Apr 2009)

.... wouldn't you love to know the history behind this old building, this street, this town, Depew OK?

USA - Depew OK - Murals on Abandoned Buildings (17 Apr 2009)

More murals on an abandoned building, Depew OK.

USA - Depew OK - Abandoned Restaurant (17 Apr 2009)

Abandoned restaurant, Depew OK.

USA - Depew OK - Abandoned Ruined Building (17 Apr 2009)

Another abandoned ruined building crumbling away in Depew OK. It looks like it's been like this since Old Route 66 was diverted in the 1920s.

USA - Depew OK - Abandoned Ruined Building Art (17 Apr 2009)

Our final glimpse of Depew OK - more fascinating abandoned ruined building art.

USA - Stroud OK - Old Building & Sign Side (17 Apr 2009)

Old building partly boarded up with an old faded sign, Stroud OK.

USA - Davenport OK - Former Gas Station with 'Mother Road' Mural (17 Apr 2009)

Former Gas Station with 'Mother Road' mural, Davenport OK.

USA - Chandler OK - Abandoned Businesses (17 Apr 2009)

Abandoned old buildings and businesses, Chandler OK.

USA - Luther OK - Abandoned Little Brothers Station (17 Apr 2009)

The long, LONG abandoned Little Brothers Station, Luther OK.

USA - Oklahoma City OK - Closed 1924 Lake Overholser Bridge Detail (19 Apr 2009)

Closed 1924 Lake Overholser Bridge, Oklahoma City OK.

USA - Yukon OK - Maes Abandoned Deer Diner (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Deer Diner, Yukon OK.

USA - Yukon OK - Old Standard Station (19 Apr 2009)

Old closed Standard Station, Yukon OK.

USA - El Reno OK - Huge Grain Elevator & Abandoned Business (19 Apr 2009)

Huge Grain elevator & abandoned video business, El Reno OK.

USA - El Reno OK - Abandoned Los Campanarios Restaurant (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Los Campanarios Restaurant, El Reno OK.

USA - El Reno OK - Crumbling Abandoned Buildings (19 Apr 2009)

Crumbling abandoned buildings, El Reno OK.

USA - Calumet OK - Old Shop & Mural (19 Apr 2009)

Old shop & mural, Calumet OK.

USA - Calumet OK - Closed Moberleys Grocery (19 Apr 2009)

Closed Moberleys Grocery, Calumet OK.

USA - Calumet OK - Abandoned Old Truck in Field (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned old truck in field, Calumet OK.

USA - Geary OK - Abandoned Business (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned business, Main Street Geary OK.

USA - Geary OK - Abandoned Desmonds Supper Club Restaurant Sign (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Desmonds Supper Club Restaurant, Geary OK.

USA - Geary OK - Abandoned Rusty Bucket Cafe (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Rusty Bucket Cafe, Geary OK.

USA - Geary OK - Closed Roadhouse (19 Apr 2009)

Closed Roadhouse, Geary OK.

USA - Geary OK - Abandoned Gas Station (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned gas station, Geary OK.

USA - Hydro OK - Lucilles (19 Apr 2009)

Lucille's is a Route 66 icon near Hydro OK, now replaced by a new Lucille's slightly further west.

USA - Hydro OK - Lucilles Old Motel (19 Apr 2009) Full.jpg

The original Lucille's east of Hydro OK once boasted this old motel - however it doesn't appear to have accepted guests for QUITE some time.

USA - Hydro OK - Abandoned Texaco Station (19 Apr 2009)

This long abandoned Texaco Station is a forlorn sight in Hydro OK.

USA - Hydro OK - Abandoned Route 66 Soda Fountain (19 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Route 66 Soda Fountain in Hydro OK was once a Route 66 icon but we had to slake our thirst elsewhere.

USA - Weatherford OK - Abandoned Route 66 Drive In Ticket Booth (19 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Route 66 Drive In's Ticket Booth near Weatherford OK - gradually being reclaimed by nature.

USA - Weatherford OK - Abandoned Route 66 Drive In Cafeteria & Screen (19 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Route 66 Drive In Cafeteria and one of the two screen, Weatherford OK.

USA - Foss OK - Abandoned Kobels Place (19 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Kobels Place, Foss OK.

USA - Canute OK - Former Cotton Boll Motel (19 Apr 2009)

Former Cotton Boll Motel, Canute OK.

USA - Canute OK - Former Uniroyal Tyres (19 Apr 2009)

Former Uniroyal Tyres, Canute OK.

USA - Canute OK - Former Washita Motel (19 Apr 2009)

Former Washita Motel, Canute OK.

USA - Canute OK - Chopped off Route 66 Section (19 Apr 2009)

Just west of Canute OK we found this little dead-end bit of old concrete Route 66 - a classic example of how it was chopped into pieces by the interstate highways, I-40 in this case. Beware monsters if you drive straight ahead!

USA - Elk City OK - Westland Theatre (19 Apr 2009)

Former Westland Theatre, Elk City OK.

USA - Elk City OK - Large Closed Building (19 Apr 2009)

Large closed building, Main Street Elk City OK.

USA - Sayre OK - Abandoned Stovall Theatre (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Stovall Theatre, Sayre OK.

USA - Sayre OK - Abandoned Stovall Theatre Sign & Odd Symbols (20 Apr 2009)

We spotted these odd symbols on the sign for the abandoned Stovall Theatre in Sayre OK. I'd love to learn their significance if any reader has any info please share it with me!

USA - Sayre OK - Abandoned Berts (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Berts, Sayre OK - what was this place, a bar maybe?

USA - Sayre OK - Abandoned Interesting Building (20 Apr 2009)

Another abandoned interesting building, Sayre OK.

USA - Sayre OK - Abandoned Service Station (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Service Station, Sayre OK.

USA - Sayre OK - Closed Business (20 Apr 2009)

Closed business, Sayre OK.

USA - Sayre OK - Closed Service Station (20 Apr 2009)

Closed Service Station, Sayre OK.

USA - Hext OK - Abandoned Route 66 Alignment (20 Apr 2009)

An abandoned, and yes, ghostly, former Route 66 alignment runs for miles in its concrete glory alongside the existing alignment near Hext OK. I was all for trying to drive a section but Jo sensibly talked me out of it! Apparently this section may become a bike trail.

USA - Erick OK - Former Elm Motel (20 Apr 2009)

Former Elm Motel, Erick OK.

USA - Erick OK - Former Brandin Iron  (20 Apr 2009)

Former Brandin Iron, Erick OK.

USA - Erick OK - Abandoned 'The Dixie' Snow Cones (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned 'The Dixie' Snow Cones, Erick OK.

USA - Erick OK - Abandoned First National Bank (1907) (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned First National Bank (1907), Erick OK.

USA - Erick OK - Abandoned Cabana Motel Sign (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Cabana Motel, Erick OK.

USA - Erick OK - Abandoned Motel Complex (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned motel complex, Erick OK.

USA - Erick OK - Former Gas Station (20 Apr 2009)

Former gas station, Erick OK.

USA - Texola OK - Abandoned Water Hole 2 (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Water Hole #2, Texola OK.

USA - Texola OK - Abandoned House (20 Apr 2009)

An abandoned house slowly rotting away, Texola OK.

USA - Texola OK - Abandoned Gas Station (20 Apr 2009)

Long abandoned Gas Station, Texola OK.

USA - Texola OK - Abandoned Business & Sign  - No Place Like Texola (20 Apr 2009)

An abandoned business with a sign reading "No Place Like Texola", Texola OK.

USA - Texola OK - Abandoned Workshop (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned workshop, Texola OK.

USA - Texola OK - Abandoned Boarded-Up House (20 Apr 2009)

Another abandoned, boarded-up house, Texola OK. A sad farewell to Oklahoma.

Texas
USA - Shamrock TX - Abandoned Motel Complex & Sign (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Motel complex & VERY old sign, Shamrock TX.

USA - Shamrock TX - U Drop In Tower Conoco (20 Apr 2009)

The U Drop In Tower Conoco station in Shamrock TX is a famous Route 66 icon.

USA - McLean TX - Abandoned Service Station & Water Tower (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Service Station and other businesses and a faded water tower, McLean TX.

USA - McLean TX - Street Scene (20 Apr 2009)

A street of abandoned and empty houses, McLean TX.

USA - McLean TX - Abandoned Gas Station (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Gas Station, McLean TX.

USA - McLean TX - Closed Business (20 Apr 2009)

Closed business, McLean TX.

USA - McLean TX - Route 66 Motors (20 Apr 2009)

Route 66 Motors, McLean TX.

USA - Alanreed TX - Bradley Kiser 1930 66 Super Service Station (20 Apr 2009)

Bradley Kiser 1930 66 Super Service Station, Alanreed TX.

USA - Conway TX - Abandoned Cabins (20 Apr 2009)

Long abandoned Tourist Cabins, Conway TX.

USA - Conway TX - Former Buddys Cafe (20 Apr 2009)

Former Buddys Cafe, Conway TX.

USA - Conway TX - Abandoned Large Brick Building (20 Apr 2009)

Abandoned large brick building, Conway TX. Thanks to Bob and Georgia for pointing out that this was most likely a WPA-era school building.

USA - Amarillo TX - Abandoned BBQ Ribs Restaurant (20 Apr 2009)

Amarillo TX has its share of abandoned sites, this is an abandoned BBQ Ribs Restaurant in downtown.

USA - Vega TX - Abandoned Roadrunner Drive-In Panoramic (21 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Roadrunner Drive-In made an interesting panoramic, Vega TX.


USA - Vega TX - Abandoned Gas Station (21 Apr 2009)

Another abandoned gas station, Vega TX. Like so many other closed businesses we saw on Route 66, this one looked like they just locked up one day and never came back.

USA - Vega TX - Abandoned Shell Gas Station (21 Apr 2009)

This abandoned Shell Gas Station looked like it hadn't been closed THAT long, Vega TX.

USA - Vega TX - Former Shops (21 Apr 2009)

Former Shops in Vega TX. The signs in the window of the 1922 one read "Welcome to Vega" and "Vega, the town you will never want to leave". Sad.

USA - Adrian TX - Former Bent Door Midway Station and Phillips 66 Station (21 Apr 2009)

Closed Bent Door Midway Station and Phillips 66 Station - another Route 66 icon in Adrian TX.

USA - Glenrio TX - Abandoned Diner (21 Apr 2009)

This bandoned art deco Diner is an interesting sight on old Route 66 through Glenrio TX.

USA - Glenrio TX - Abandoned Gas & Service Centre (21 Apr 2009)

Long abandoned Gas & Service Centre, Glenrio TX.

USA - Glenrio TX - Abandoned Motel & Cafe (21 Apr 2009) Full.jpg

An abandoned Motel & Cafe, Glenrio TX. Claremore OK.

USA - Glenrio TX - Abandoned Service Station (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Service Station is just a shell now (pardon the pun!!), Glenrio TX.

USA - Glenrio TX - Abandoned Truck & Service Station (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned truck and other junk outside yet another abandoned Service Station, Glenrio TX.

New Mexico
USA - Endee NM - Abandoned Tourist Complex 'Modern Rest Room' (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Tourist Complex 'Modern Rest Room', Endee NM - long abandoned.

USA - Endee NM - Abandoned Tourist Complex Panoramic 2 (21 Apr 2009)

Endee NM is just a name on a map now. This is an abandoned tourist complex slowly rotting away in the dry climate.

USA - Endee NM - Abandoned Tourist Complex Panoramic 3 (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Tourist Complex, Endee NM.

USA - Bard NM - Abandoned Tourist Complex (21 Apr 2009)

This abandoned tourist complex seems to be all that remains of Bard NM.

USA - San Jon NM - Abandoned Diner & Bar  'Pour House' (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Diner & Bar 'Pour House', San Jon NM. Clever, LOL!

USA - San Jon NM - Abandoned Motel Complex (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Motel Complex, San Jon NM; one of many we saw in this disappearing town. Note the unusual way the front awning has collapsed.

USA - San Jon NM - Abandoned Ninth Street Motel (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Ninth Street Motel, San Jon NM.

USA - San Jon NM - Abandoned Western Motel & Sign (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Western Motel & its rusty neon sign, San Jon NM.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Abandoned Drive-In Diner &  Neon Sign (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Drive-In Diner & its neon sign, Tucumcari NM.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Abandoned Economy Inn Motel Rooms (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Economy Inn Motel in Tucumcari NM was once a reasonable sized place but like so many other closed businesses it looks like the owners just didn't come to work one day. The rooms even contained ALL the fittings still - bed, TV etc but have been broken into and trashed. The swimming pool, office etc are all still in place. Sheesh.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Abandoned Economy Inn Motel Lobby & Sign (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Economy Inn Motel Lobby & Sign, Tucumcari NM.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Abandoned Ranch House Cafe Neon Sign (21 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Ranch House Cafe and its neon sign, Tucumcari NM. No Mexican meals here anymore.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Abandoned Trading Post &  Sign (21 Apr 2009)

This abandoned Trading Post still displays its old neon sign in Tucumcari NM. It seemed to have offered boot repairs.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Lasso Motel Neon Sign (21 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Lasso Motel neon sign, Tucumcari NM.

USA - Tucumcari NM - Abandoned Diner (21 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Diner, Tucumcari NM.

USA - Cuervo NM - Abandoned Gas Station Complex (21 Apr 2009)

First the Gas Station Complex was abandoned then someone dumped a car here - what a picture of decrepitude, Cuervo NM.

USA - Cuervo NM - Crumbling Building (21 Apr 2009)

Crumbling building, Cuervo NM.

USA - Santa Rosa NM - Old Stone Business (21 Apr 2009)

Old stone business, Santa Rosa NM.

USA - Santa Rosa NM - Old Warehouse (21 Apr 2009)

Old warehouse, Santa Rosa NM.

USA - Wagon Wheel NM - Abandoned Longhorn Ranch Motel Neon Sign (21 Apr 2009)

The abandoned Longhorn Ranch had a motel with a neon sign, Wagon Wheel NM.

USA - Dilia NM - Abandoned House (23 Apr 2009)

Abandoned house, Dilia NM.

USA - Las Vegas NM - Former Drug Store (23 Apr 2009)

This former Drug Store overlooks the square, Las Vegas NM.

USA - Tecolote NM - Village Square Panoramic (23 Apr 2009)

This Village Square panoramic view is the best way to convey the sheer desolation of Tecolote NM.


USA - Tecolote NM - Old Route 66 Bridge Pylons (23 Apr 2009)

Old Route 66 did pass through Tecolote NM MANY years ago. The bit that's left ends now at the pylons of this defunct bridge.

USA - Tecolote NM - Ruined Buildings (23 Apr 2009)

Looking from the high part of Tecolote NM back over ruined buildings and general decay.

USA - San Jose NM - Closed 1921 Thru-Truss Bridge Detail (23 Apr 2009)

Route 66 through San Jose NM ends at this closed 1921 Thru-Truss Bridge. I walked to the end but old Route 66 couldn't be discerned in the overgrowth and long grass.

USA - San Jose NM - Village Scene (23 Apr 2009)

Village scene, San Jose NM. This place has NOT thrived since it was bypassed!

USA - Rowe NM - Abandoned E T Padilla Grocery Store & Victory Bar (23 Apr 2009)

Abandoned E T Padilla Grocery Store & Victory Bar has long guarded this spot in Rowe NM.

USA - Albuquerque NM - Closed Route 66 Malt Shop & Grill (24 Apr 2009)

Closed Route 66 Malt Shop & Grill, Albuquerque NM.

USA - Rio Puerco NM - 1933 Through Truss Bridge (24 Apr 2009)

Closed 1933 Through Truss Bridge, Rio Puerco NM.

USA - Laguna NM - Abandoned House (24 Apr 2009)

This abandoned house was the view we had of Laguna NM from old Route 66 so we didn't approach any closer.

USA - Thoreau NM - Closed Red Mountain Market & Deli (24 Apr 2009)

The now closed Red Mountain Market & Deli, Thoreau NM.

USA - Thoreau NM - Abandoned Trading Post with NM Murals (24 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Trading Post with interesting murals, Thoreau NM.

Arizona
USA - Houck AZ - Fort Courage Trading Post (24 Apr 2009)

Fort Courage Trading Post in Houck AZ, said to be the home of "F Troop", is now closed and abandoned.

USA - Houck AZ - Fort Courage Trading Post Abandoned Pancake House Restaurant (24 Apr 2009)

Fort Courage Trading Post Abandoned Pancake House Restaurant, Houck AZ.

USA - Sanders AZ - 1923 Bridge (24 Apr 2009)

1923 bridge to nowhere, Sanders AZ.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Overgrown Route 66 & Old Power Poles (24 Apr 2009)

At one time Route 66 passed right through the Petrified Forest National Park AZ. The old power poles mark the route although it is now heavily overgrown.

USA - Joseph City AZ - Old Business & Tepee (25 Apr 2009)

This old business & tepee looked interesting, Joseph City AZ. City AZ

USA - Joseph City AZ - Abandoned Ellas Frontier (25 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Ellas Frontier, Joseph City AZ. City AZ

USA - Meteor City AZ - Closed Trading Post & Route 66 Map (27 Apr 2009)

This closed Trading Post & large Route 66 map are all that is to be found at Meteor City AZ.

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins (27 Apr 2009)

All that's left at Two Guns AZ are these Tourist Complex ruins.

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins Mountain Lions Sign (27 Apr 2009)

Tourist Complex zoo ruins - Mountain Lions, Two Guns AZ.

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins Old Bridge 2 (27 Apr 2009)

Tourist Complex ruins - old bridge, Two Guns AZ

USA - Twin Arrows AZ - Abandoned Trading Post 2 (27 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Trading Post, Twin Arrows AZ.

USA - Winona AZ - Old Bridge & View to Mt Taylor (27 Apr 2009)

Old closed bridge with a view to Mt Taylor, Winona AZ.


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