Route 66 - America's Historic Highway

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Route 66 show at the Fine Arts Gallery
Route 66 - America's Historic Highway
Curated by: Mark and Lisa Ames

811 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
February 13th, 2014 - March 11th, 2014
Opening: February 13th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

downtown/east la
LA Photographers, Photographers, Route 66, americana, photography


Starting from Chicago Illinois in the 1920's moving west through California, Route 66 was the main east-west thoroughfare until the construction of the US Interstate highway system in the mid 1950's. For the next twenty years Route 66 slowly faded as more of the interstate highways were built until it was officially removed from the highway system June 27, 1985

 Roadside architecture, novelty attractions, motels and fueling stations became part of the American highway landscape all vying to attract travelers to stop at these various businesses. This meandering route went through large cities, small towns and long empty stretches of the southwest through California finally ending at 7th & Broadway (1923 to 1936) in downtown Los Angeles. Restarting and moving again in 1937 the routes final leg went westward along Santa Monica Blvd. finally ending in the city of Santa Monica

This exhibit is a photographic collection capturing the fading Americana along the old Mother Road.

Please join us for food & drinks along with live jazz performed by Granville “Danny” Young