The Airport Motel, Plainview Texas

The Airport Motel, Plainview Texas–On the old highway US 87, driving into Plainview from the South the following sign was spotted for the Airport Motel.  The sign is a true gem and I took several pictures of it.  In the summer of 2011, the motel looked to be operated as an apartment complex.  The holes in the sign are from the old neon tubes used in the sign’s heyday.  One writer noted that the neon tubes used for the propeller plane would rotate to give the illusion of propeller blades in motion.  Like downtown Plainview, the businesses on this highway probably began to fold once the interstate highway was built to the west of town. The Plainview airport is just across the highway from the motel.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other links to the sign. 

Airport Motel Apartments

This link has an image of the sign in better shape:

Airport Motel Plainview, Texas

 Another blog post about the hotel.

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