Brookshire Motel

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Built: 1940s | Abandoned: 1940s
Status: Demolished
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The Brookshire Motel is a shining example of the roadside motels popular along Route 66, built in the 1940’s, during the Mother Road’s early heyday. Route 66 Motels were listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Most Endangered Places list in 2007, and Preservation Oklahoma’s list in 2008 as fewer and fewer historic lodging options remain on Route 66. Many have suffered abandonment and lack of maintenance. Brookshire Motel recently caught fire in February 2019, burning the main building, but leaving the cottages and neon sign. It is currently under threat of being demolished if repairs are not made.

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