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Economy Inn

901 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM
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The former Rainbow's End Court was opened in 1947/8 by Mr. and Mrs Howard & Son. Sommetime in the 50s they added the new office seen in the forground of this photo and changed the name to the Town House Motel. Looking through the carport you see the original location of the office. The old office is behind the pierced block screen that I think arrived with the remodeling and name change. I'm not sure when the motel became the Economy Inn, or if there were other operators in between, but it was closed and boarded up in 2012.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

1948 Brochure

Rainbows End Court
LOOK FOR THE POT OF GOLD IN REST-IN COMFORT
MR. AND MRS. HOWARD BARNARD & SON
eAST Highway 66
Phone 416-W

Mid-50s Postcard

AAA Town House Motel AAA
On Highway 66 (and six blocks from Highway 54)
TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO
Offers Accommodations and Comfort
Found Only in Finer Motels
Mr. and Mrs Howard and Robert Bernard, Owners
Robert Barnard, Manager
Telephone 416

1960s Postcard

TOWN HOUSE MOTEL
On Highway 66 (Interstae 40) & six blocks from
U. S. Highway 54
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Offers Accomodations and Comforts Found Only in the Finer Motels. Fifty modern units ... Pool; Television; Phones; Central Heating & Refrigerated Air Conditioning ... All Major Credit Cards Honored.
For Resrvations or Information ...
Telephone 505-461-xxxx

 

Photo(s): 2012

 



 

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