The Luna Lodge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 and described as one of the best examples of a largely unaltered tourist court remaining along New Mexico Route 66. In 2006, the motel was documented for the Historic American Engineering Record by University of New Mexico, Historic Preservation and Regionalism students. The resulting drawings and photographs are archived at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. In 2013, the Luna Lodge was rehabilitated by NewLife Homes. The $4.8 million project converted the hotel into 30 apartments for low-income individuals, many of whom have disabilities. In 2013, it won a national award for outstanding achievement in rehabilitation developments using the historic tax credit.
HAER (Historic American Engineering Record) complied this information after 1968.
|Historical Event:||Major Transportation Facilities|
|Sub Event:||Route 66|
|Origin:||Library of Congress|
|Author:||Historic American Engineer Record|
- NM-AZ State Line
- Hotel Franciscan
- Central Avenue 1943
- Cutoff Road to be U. S. 66
- NM Legislature, HB 28, March 19, 1925
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