U.S Highway 66, the Mother Road... once a heavily traveled highway that crossed eight states between Chicago, Illinois and Santa Monica, California. Decommissioned over 30 years ago, much of the road is still driveable and waiting to be explored. Click or tap image for details.
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Oklahoma 66 Station
2005, ink & watercolor, 14” x 11” plus mat, glass and frame - $350. This abandoned station sits east of Arcadia, Oklahoma. It carries a lot of history, including murder and a police bust in the ‘30s for printing counterfeit money in the back room.
Little Juarez Cafe
2003, ink & watercolor, 14” x 11” plus mat, glass and frame - $350. Located in Glenrio, Texas near the New Mexico/Texas state line on Route 66.
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Service Station in Albuquerque
1999, ink & watercolor, 14" x 11" plus mat, glass and frame - $350. This former gas station is located just north of Route 66 in Albuquerque on Mountain Road. It has been renovated and now open as an espresso shop.
Rio Puerco Bridge
2000, ink & watercolor, 14” x 11” plus mat, glass and frame - $350. The Rio Puerco Bridge is located about 15 miles west of Albuquerque. It was built in 1933 and is the longest and oldest surviving steel truss bridge in the state. It was saved from demolition in 1997.
2017, ink & watercolor, 8” x 8” plus mat, glass and frame - $275. Just east of the Texas - New Mexico state line was the Last Motel in Texas going west and the first one for those headed east on Route 66. It was owned and built by Homer Ehresman, and his family ran the business between 1953 and 1976. This included the State Line Café and Gas Station (1953) and the Texas Longhorn Motel (1955).
Roy's on 66
2016, acrylics on canvas, 16" x 20" plus frame - $375. The iconic Roy's Motel and Cafe on Route 66 in Amboy, California. Thank you to Rhys Martin for the reference photo.
Carnuel, New Mexico, 1954
1998, acrylics on canvas, 20" x 30" plus frame - $400. Located in Tijeras Canyon east of Albuquerque, the Mountain Lodge was built around 1950. It was reportedly used as apartments from the mid-1960s until a fire in 2014. Unfortunately, the building was a total loss. I remember the neon on this sign still glowing in the 1970s.
2000, ink & watercolor, 14” x 11”, sold. The famous First Motel/Last Motel in Texas, located east of the state line of Texas and New Mexico in Glenrio.
Chain of Rocks Bridge
2015, ink & watercolor, 12.5” x 9.5”, sold. This bridge, built in 1929, spans the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, and was once part of Route 66. The castle is one of two water intake structures, built in 1915 but no longer in use. Thank you to Joe Butrim for the great reference photo.
66 Motel, West Tulsa
2001, ink & watercolor, 14” x 11”, sold. This historic motel was unfortunately demolished sometime in 2001.
Madam Steffleback’s 1890s Brothel House
2009, ink & watercolor, 17” x 11”, sold. This house sits on historic Route 66 in Galena, Kansas. With the help of her sons, Ms. Steffleback was believed to have murdered up to 30 of her visitors, mostly miners, and relieved them of their bags of gold. Her sons deposited the victims’ bodies in nearby mine shafts. She died in prison in 1909, having never admitting to the murders or disclosing the location of the fortune she amassed.
Glenrio Service Station
2015, ink & watercolor, 7" x 4", sold. This old station and former watering hole sits just west of the New Mexico/Texas border in Glenrio, located on Route 66. Thank you to Joe Butrim for the reference photo.