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Benson Motel Marquee
Benson, AZ
Photo courtesy Larry Glass


Featuring quite an interesting marquee, the Benson Motel in where else but Benson, AZ is still open for business along the main route through town. This is one of the first motels in the US, built in the 1920's. The sixteen rooms have carports right next to them and is still being used today.

Benson Motel
Photo and info courtesy Bob Jagendorf

 

UPDATE 04/09 : To the right is a close-up look at the marquee for the Benson Motel in the town of Benson. The little auto on top of the marquee is still intact. 04-09

 

UPDATE 09/17 : The Benson Motel was demolished in April 2017. Unfortunately, the motel became neglected and was determined to be a blight and eyesore to the city. 09-17

 

 

Thunderbird Motel
Show Low, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's the marquee for the Thunderbird Motel in Show Low, AZ. This marquee still stands tall along the main drag through town after being built in 1961.

The thunderbird image that's on the marquee itself features the typical colors and shape of other namesake motels.

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Amazon Motel
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Another of the Miracle Mile motels, the Amazon Motel still stands tall. The sign which lights up in neon appears to date back from the 1950's or 60's.

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Tombstone Motel
Tombstone, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Bob Jagendorf

This sign directs tired travelers towards the Tombstone Motel. Check out the slogan, Rest In Peace, fitting for the town that is famous for the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

 

 

 

Monterey Motel (Rem.)
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Catch a glimpse of the Monterey Motel in Tucson, with a desert theme befitting the area its located in. The motel was originally named the Monterey Court and dates back to the late 1930's before changing names to the Monterey Motel in the early 1940's.

 

UPDATE 01/13 : The Monterey Motel is been redeveloped into the Monterey Court Studio Galleries, which features artisan galleries and specialty shops. In addition, the neon sign for the Monterey Motel has returned to its location. See the Monterey Court website for more information. 01-13

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