Route 66 - America's Historic Highway
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