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 May 31 - Jun 6, 2012 
Best Western

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Best Western

The artistic history and impending comeback of the De Anza Motor Lodge

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
The De Anza Motor Lodge was once a lively outpost of the golden age of Route 66. Now, thanks to neighbors, the city and some rare works of Zuni art, the Upper Nob Hill motel is about to be salvaged.

Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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A Ford in the Rio Grande

El Vado Auto Court’s uncertain but promising future

By Ty Bannerman
Amid the Spanish Pueblo revival architectural accents and painted figures from Native American mythology that adorn El Vado Auto Court’s peeling walls, a banner announces “The purest Route 66 motel surviving! 70 years of continuous hospitality!” It’s a sad irony for a business that has been shuttered since 2005 and whose ultimate fate remains in limbo.
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