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Astro Motel

725 W 3rd St., Winslow, AZ

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The mid-1960's Astro Motel has a fairly unusual folded plate style roof over the office and lobby area. The motel suffered a long delay during construction and was sold tom Motel 6 about a year after opening. In 2015 the motel was operating as the Motel 10. Like so many other vintage motels on the Mother Road the swimming pool has been removed. There is still an Astro Motel in Pasadena California.

In kind of an interesting sidelight late in 1967 KINO Radio 1230 AM was granted permission by the FCC to move their studio from the Town House Motel to the Astro Motel. I have no idea how long they stayed at that location, but they are still on the air.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

(1968 Postcard)
Astro Motel

In Zane Grey country at the gateway to Indian land.
32 units
Heated pool
Ceramic tile bath and showers,
Individually controlled safe electric heat and air conditioning.
"Beds that beat the best."
Norma and Margaret Peters, Managers.
(Later - Undated Postcard)
Motel 6
31 Units

Note: It's interesting that as the Astro Motel they don't mention room phones. Neither does the Motel 6 postcard.

Photo(s): 2015



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