ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The new Route 66 Visitor Center on West Central is still a work in progress as finishing touches are being applied to the center. A piece of history from a 1940s-era motel will be added to the site.
Its owner, Owen St. Germain, donated the sign to the visitor center. It was installed Wednesday, after getting refurbished by Build it Right, a company that works in the construction field.
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Sometime before Christmas, the city hopes to install the second part. It is a figure of a man on a donkey. Officials said this is expected to be part of a larger collection of historic neon signs at the visitor center.