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From the precipice to revitalization April 29, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Motels, Preservation, Signs.
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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.

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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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