Standard Shipping for delivery by Dec 24 has ended. Most products available with Express Shipping.

Historic Rt. 66 Blue Swallow Motel by Gordon  Beck
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

Historic Rt. 66 Blue Swallow Motel by 


Built in 1939, the Blue Swallow is located in Tucumcari, New Mexico. It is a 12-unit L-shaped motel listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

I have always been fascinated with historic Rt. 66 images and finally got to see and photograph this beautiful little motel on a recent trip through the southwest. It reminds me of many such structures I saw growing up in the south in the 1950s and 60s. The Blue Swallow was named by Smithsonian Magazine as “the last, best and friendliest of the old-time motels”

Best viewed large.

Comments

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckabout 1 year ago

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    what a find for you then Gordon…nice capture of this historic place..

  • Thanks, Linda. Many of these old Rt. 66 landmarks have fallen into disrepair or are gone but this one has survived. It’s on a portion of the old Rt. 66 that remains intact even though a major Interstate highway runs nearby, so travelers can still get to it pretty easily. Thanks for your comment and support:)

    – Gordon Beck

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    hope it remains that way Gordon…intact and caught in time :)

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, Marie…I greatly appreciate the support:)

    – Gordon Beck

  • flyrod
    flyrodabout 1 year ago

  • Awesome! Thanks, flyrod!

    – Gordon Beck

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.