Signs of Change in the Desert Hills

Desert Hills Motel - 5220 East 11th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A. - May 9, 2009

Desert Hills Motel
5220 East 11th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A. – May 9, 2009
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Desert Hills Motel - 5220 East 11th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A. - June 10, 2015

Desert Hills Motel
5220 East 11th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma U.S.A. – June 10, 2015
Copyright © mark kaspar (chooch95) on Flickr. All rights reserved.
Found via the Route 66 Neon Signs group pool

While the neon and shape have remained the same between the 2009 photo on top and the 2015 one below it, there are now some nice and interesting changes on the bottom of the Desert Hills Motel sign. On the right, I like the oval containing the address number having replaced the very standard Route 66 sign. The "Vacancy" sign on the left certainly adds more realism. However, I’m joyfully nuts over the old American Express sign in the middle.

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