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Avon Motel Ruins

Route 66, Afton, OK

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The seven unit Avon Motel was built on the west side of Afton in 1936 by John Foley. Carports separated the cabins. Only three of the original seven cabins remain and they are in ruins. Call me crazy, but this is one of my favorite motel ruins on Route 66. The motel was open for business into at least the late 1960s.

xYou have to look carefully to see the name on the sign. The amenities promoted in prewar advertising included panel ray heat in a modern trailer park.

xOK, so you might not want to spend the night here, the accommodations look to be a bit on the shabby side. The ever popular "Panel Ray Heat" kept guests warm on cooler nights.

Photo(s): 2012



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xDid 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.