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From the precipice to revitalization April 29, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Motels, Preservation, Signs.

This new Cronkite News Service video explains how El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Ariz., went from the brink of foreclosure to rapid revitalization:

For more about the motel’s sign restorations, go here and here.


1. AitchCS - April 29, 2012

They didn’t mention the recent restoration of the neon sign1

AitchCS - May 7, 2012

But they did at least mention the sign.

2. Sean Evans - May 7, 2012

My wife and I just stayed at the el Trovatore in Kingman during the 25th running of the Route 66 Fun Run, May 5 and 6 this year. For years we’ve visted the property while passing through just because it was such a compelling place, with interesting architecture and lay-out.
As a functioning, historic motel the el Trovatore is a gem. Yes, the rooms may not be very large, and very 1930’s 1940’s in style, but for anyone who likes the Blue Swallow- they’ll like the el Tovatore. The neon is an added bonus, as is the breakfast provided at the Hot Rod Cafe. Gve this place a try!

AitchCS - May 7, 2012

I would love to. Glad for the rec.!

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