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The Owl Courts by rjcarroll The Owl Courts by rjcarroll
9/2/08 - The Owl Courts, Route 66, Britton, Oklahoma.

The Owl Courts was a five-room motor court built in 1940, complete with garages for guests to park their cars while sleeping. Garages were later converted into rooms and the front office was originally a gas station. The Owl Courts operated as a motel for many years until it was converted into apartments in the early 1970’s.

The Owl Courts is currently under a restoration project that includes a complete gutting of the old office-gas station building, followed by the installation of vintage wood flooring and interior walls and a pressed-tin material ceiling. The material for the project is being salvaged from other old buildings.

Plans call for it to be used as an office/shop and museum. Future plans call for the restoration of guest rooms to re-create a vintage motel. The old garage building, which was converted into motel rooms, could spring back to life as a café.
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover: :hug:
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Textures-and-More Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Cool Shot. Nice work.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Very beautiful!!.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
You're welcome!:).
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hushicho Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
It certainly is gorgeous. I'm glad that it's seeing restoration, this is a fabulously made building.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
According to an article I found on the 'net, it was supposed to be done in '07. Wwhen I was there a few weeks ago, it was far from done. No matter, as long as it is in progress and not slated to be come a parking lot or strip mall...
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hushicho Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yes, I agree. No more strip malls. It's pathetic how those are coming back into vogue now, when I remember in the 80s how the shopping mall made most strip malls built during the 60s and 70s vacant, decrepit, and hollow. People never learn...

Even if they're taking a while, it's a lovely place that deserves restoration!
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
It's definitely stylish! :)
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hushicho Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Indeed, and uncommonly so!
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Hawkmistress Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
this is weird... it seems so small :giggle: but a great place nonetheless... great shot sweets
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Years ago this society was not so materialistic so space wasn't really an issue. It was a "get only what you need" mentality. The cars were bigger and homes were smaller...Now it's the other way around! Thanks!
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khavi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
What a surreal little building.
This pic made all the better by your fascinating description..
I really need to see more of this country...
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Big beautiful country and world out there! ;) Out of some of the recent trips, I really absolutely loved Vermont! You really need to do the Abandoned PA Turnpike with Cassie. I'd say that it really must be beautiful right about now as the seasons change.
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meatbag-blowface Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Dude, looks like an oil painting.. wild.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
:lol: Thanks!
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