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

The symposium will bring 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 themed parks
  • Unique restaurants and gas stations
  • Iconic roadside motels
  • Neon signs

The symposium is organized by NCPTT, the Friends of NCPTT and the NPS Route 66 Corridor Program.

Learn more about the symposium here!