Tucumcari in Quay County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Blue Swallow Motel
This property has been placed
National Register of
by the United States
Department of the
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 35° 10.319′ N, 103° 42.988′ W. Marker is in Tucumcari, New Mexico, in Quay County. Marker is on East Tucumcari Boulevard (Business Interstate 40) west of South Choctaw Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted by the entrance of the motel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 E Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari NM 88401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Route 66 Classic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comanche Country (approx. half a mile away); Fort Bascom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tucumcari Mountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari Mountain (approx. Tucumcari (approx. 1.3 miles away); Yetta Kohn (1843 1917) (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Tucumcari (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucumcari.
Also see . . .
1. Blue Swallow Motel (official website). One of the most legendary "mom-and-pop" motels on Route 66, this is one of the most photographed attractions on the Mother Road. Built in 1942 by W.A. Huggins, it would later be owned by Lillian Redman from the 1950s to the late 1990s. It was listed to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1993. On the website, you can read more history and even book a room (it is not listed on many third-party travel websites. It is best to book a room way in advance.) (Submitted on November 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Blue Swallow Motel on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
3. Blue Swallow Motel (NPS). The motel has been recognized by the National Park Service as one of the top stops on Route 66 - as it has been in business for nearly 80 years, serving travelers. (Submitted on November 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.