The Motel Du Beau was built in 1929 on the corner of Beaver Street and
Phoenix Avenue which was a corner on the original alignment of Route 66.
That had to be a pretty desirable location at the time. The motel offered
28 rooms with steam heat and garages.
When this photo was taken in 2013 the sign on the building said Du Beau
Hostel. The large sign in the sky said Motel Du Beau and is visible
from the current Route 66 alignment a block to the north.
About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane
road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned
lanes are still there.