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Grants is about 78 miles west of Albuquerque and was bypassed by I-40
in the 1970s. Santa Fe Avenue is the original alignment of Route 66 here.
1204 E. Santa Fe
This was a TraveLodge until the mid-80s at least. Sean Penn starred
in the 2003 movie 21 Grams in which the motel ... read
1101 E Santa Fe Ave.`
The neon sign with its very cool arrow over the front door beckoned
travelers to stop for a nights rest in this 1950s ... read
South West Motel
1000 E. Santa Fe Ave.
The former Lariat Lodge started life in the late 1950's. Along the
way it was also known as the South West Lodge for a time ... read
Grants Cafe Sign - Gone
920 E. Santa Fe Ave.
The Grants Cafe sign stood guard over a parking lot next to the
Sailfish Lounge building. The sign was ... read
923 E. Santa Fe Ave.
The sign still hangs out front on the Wayside Motel Building across
the street from the Grants Cafe. Only the office building l ...
118 W. Santa Fe. Ave.
Built in 1959 the West has seen its ups and downs, but the very
neat sign still hangs out front ... read
Roaring 20's SpeakEasy
218 W. Santa Fe Ave. at 3rd St.
Check out the sign from the now gone Roarin' 20s! SpeakEasy. The
sign came from the former Roarin' 20s in .... read
304 W. Santa Fe Ave.
I like the tall neon sign and tile work that adorns the front of
Pats Lounge, maybe a nice photo op ... read
422 W. Santa Fe Ave.
This former church has been standing on the Mother Road since the
1920s. It's done time as a church, theater, coffee house and ...
of History Sculpture
500 W. Santa Fe Ave.
This cool sculpture featuring a large Zia is in the park next to
the San Jose Rio. The Zia is the New Mexico state ... read
519 W. Santa Fe
The Uranium Cafe had formerly been The Golden 50's Cafe. The neon
sign ... read more
721 - Santa Fe
Escolastico Mazon founded the Monte Carlo Restaurant in the late
1940s and operated the former cafe for ... read
1018 W. Santa Fe Ave.
The original theatre opened in the late 1920s and closed in 1930.
It reopened as the Lux Theatre in 1937 ... read
Los Alamitos Motel Sign
1322 (?) W. Santa Fe Ave. at Acoma Street.
Next to Charlie's was the Los Alamitos Motel, it's long gone, but
the remnants of it's neon sign were still there in ... read
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