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El Comedor Rotosphere Sign

1005 Old Hwy 66, Moriarty, NM

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This is the historic El Comedor De Anayas Restaurant building. Another attraction here is the Roto-Sphere sign. The restaurant dated to the early 1950s, but the rotosphere came along a decade or so later. Apparently the place was a very popular gathering spot for local politicians and business people as well as the general public for many years. It was still the Breezy Rain Cafe when we took these photos, but became an antique shop in late 2017.

x This is the last Roto-Sphere left on Route 66. Each of the spikes is outlined in neon, and the two hemispheres rotate in opposite directions. It was restored around 2004 with a grant from the NM Route 66 Neon program. I think you need to see this thing in action at night when the neon is lit up to really appreciate it. I haven't had that opportunity yet. Unfortunately it's apparently difficult to keep running, so catching it in action might be difficult.

Photo(s): 2013



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