The Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico,  was built in 1939 by W. A. Huggins. It features a unique, personal shell design on the exterior stucco. Garages, a signature of motor courts of the era, are another unique characteristic of this motel. According to Huggins' son, Phares, it was sold at a loss because of economic conditions at the onset of WWII. With gas and tire rationing in effect, people weren't traveling as much. <br />
The best known proprietor of the Blue Swallow was Lillian Redman, who acquired it in 1958. She operated the motel for almost 40 years, facing numerous difficulties including the interstate bypass, which drastically reduced her customer base. There is much information available about Lillian online and in numerous publications. <br />
Your hosts, Terri & Bill, have purchased the Blue Swallow Motel, and welcome you to this Route 66 landmark. They are keeping the tradition of hospitality alive.
  
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The Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, was built in 1939 by W. A. Huggins. It features a unique, personal shell design on the exterior stucco. Garages, a signature of motor courts of the era, are another unique characteristic of this motel. According to Huggins' son, Phares, it was sold at a loss because of economic conditions at the onset of WWII. With gas and tire rationing in effect, people weren't traveling as much.
The best known proprietor of the Blue Swallow was Lillian Redman, who acquired it in 1958. She operated the motel for almost 40 years, facing numerous difficulties including the interstate bypass, which drastically reduced her customer base. There is much information available about Lillian online and in numerous publications.
Your hosts, Terri & Bill, have purchased the Blue Swallow Motel, and welcome you to this Route 66 landmark. They are keeping the tradition of hospitality alive.

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