Route 66

The Mother Road runs right through Tulsa, with its motor inns, travel courts, diners, diminutive service stations and neon signs marking the way. Tulsa has 40-some properties along the way in various states of repair, but they are fast disappearing from neglect or abandonment to make way for new construction. A recent icon lost is the Shady Rest Motor Court, demolished in 2006.

Route 66 Programs and Resources:

Plan66: Tulsa’s Route 66 Master Plan

Neon Sign Grant Program

Route 66 Special Events Grant Program

Route 66 Facade Grant Program

Use the links below to explore endangered buildings and places in Tulsa: