The Western Motel is located on East Highway 66 in Sayre, Oklahoma. Incorporated in 1901, Sayre was a thriving community in 1926 when Route 66 was comminssioned and first ran through the city. Located along the Rock Island Railroad it sported schools, businesses, sporting venues and a main street which has now been placed on the Historic Register. As tourists flocked along Route 66 between Oklahoma City and Amarillo the need for amenities increased. A sub-culture of motels sprang up to meet these needs. When I-40 bypassed Route 66 in 1975, Sayre felt the impact, and many of the motels which dotted the highway have since disappeared. The Western is a beautiful relic of those times, still in business in this city of 4,000 people. The motel is a standard mid-century piece, but it's iconic neon sign is what draws visitors. It's southwestern motif perectly reflects a place and time and it still adorns Historic Route 66.