Aztec Hotel on old Route 66

When driving from my hometown of Orange a week or two ago, en route to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, I knew I’d have some time to kill because the Huntington wouldn’t be open until noon. So I detoured a bit, starting in Glendora and over through Monrovia, searching out old Route 66. I’d gone to a Route 66 exhibit at the Autry Museum last year, and found it fascinating.

Before leaving home, I’d looked up a few places on the internet that I wanted to check out, but wished I’d had an actual map along rather than a useless iPhone. Seriously, a paper map beats tech 9 times out of 10. At any rate, I found this very cool Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, built in 1925. It wasn’t open, and looked like it hadn’t been for awhile, but is apparently undergoing renovations. I found a website with information, in case you’re interested. It’s a walk back in history! ~SueBee

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Categories: Decor and Design, Historic Sites, Nostalgia, Photography


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4 Comments on “Aztec Hotel on old Route 66”

  1. May 07, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    So beautiful! I hope to see them in person, one day. It’s definitely on my list 🙂 Thank you, Sue! Have a lovely day!

  2. May 07, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    Love Rt. 66 and its landmarks–from beginning to end.

    • May 07, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

      I remember so much of it from when I was a kid! I’d love to travel the entire route someday…

      • May 07, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

        I’ve been on the Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma parts of it.

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