Are We There Yet? Preserving Roadside Architecture and Attractions

April 12-12 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) hosted a three-day symposium on the preservation of roadside architecture and attractions that are uniquely American. The symposium focused on the preservation of these buildings and features that catered to tourists who traveled American roads during the 1920s-1970s.

The symposium brought together architects, engineers, landscape architects, site managers, conservators, facility managers, and other cultural resource professionals to discuss issues related to the preservation of roadside features, such as:
  • Unusual and oversized structures and sculptures
  • Roadside attractions and theme parks
  • Motels and gas stations
  • Roadside signs
  • Grass roots preservation
  • Interpretation
The symposium was organized by NCPTT, the Friends of NCPTT and the NPS Route 66 Corridor Program, City of Tulsa, and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.