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El Trovatore sign tower glows again April 1, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Motels, Preservation, Signs.
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The neon letters of the sign tower at the historic El Trovatore Motel along Route 66 in Kingman, Ariz., are glowing again for the first time in decades.

Here are a few photos emailed by Kingman resident and Route 66 enthusiast Jim Hinckey:

And here’s an image of the tower from a distance; the motel’s main sign (which also was restored) is at the right:

Motel owner Sam Frisher isn’t done, either. According to an email from Hinckley:

Plans in the works include the addition of a neon Route 66 shield to the tower, restoration of the pool, refurbishment of another block of rooms, a gazebo by the tower, and other lofty goals.

(Photos courtesy of Jim Hinckley)

Comments»

1. AitchCS - April 1, 2012

Gorgeous! I love Neon and Rt. 66!!!

2. DynoDave - April 2, 2012

Very cool!

3. Rick Martin - April 4, 2012

Excellent. Another night time stop for this summer’s trip.


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