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Blue Spruce Lodge

1119 E. Route 66, Gallup, NM
Phone: 505-863-5211

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The 19 unit Blue Spruce Lodge reportedly closed in 2022. It was opened in 1949 by John Novak and John Milosevich using the slogan "For A Pleasant Stay in the Indian Capital". Milosevich managed the motel and eventually bought out Novak.

x The very cool neon sign stands proudly out front hailing weary Route 66 travelers to stop for a nights rest.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

- Air Conditioned -
Blue Spruce Lodge
Tiled Baths and Showers
A new modern motor lodge - of 19 comfortable units - with several large rooms for family accommodations. Radios and clock combination in each unit. Wall-to-Wall Carpets. Steam heat for winter comfort. Good cafes close by. In easy driving distance of 6 National Monuments and the picturesque Indian Country.
Mr. and Mrs. John Milosevich - Managing Owners.
Telephone Union 3-****

NOTE: The motel reportedly closed in 2022, possibly for renovations.but the very distinctive sign spruce tree style sign was still there after all those years.

Photo(s): 2012



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