Farmersville, IL Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
Art's Motel of Farmersville, IL features a can't miss sign off
of old 66. This sign belongs in a Route 66 section... and will be featured
in the upcoming new Route 66 section.
UPDATE 11/07 : Word is the Art's Motel sign was recently restored. 11-07
Vernelle's Motel Photo courtesy Barry Wells
Vernelle's Motel is a Route 66
icon in Missouri. This photos of Vernelle's displays the famous marquee
that points one back to the distant past.
Land of Lincoln Motel Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans
The Land of Lincoln Motel features a diamond shaped marquee that
has become quite a roadside treasure.
Chain of Rocks Motel Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans
The Chain of Rocks Motel refers to the Chain of Rocks canal, built
below the convergence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to allow barge
passage around a rapids.
Photos and info courtesy Dirk Burhans
Ozark Court (Removed) Photo courtesy Don Gardner
Another of the Route 66 treasures, the Ozark Court sign stands
guard over the old road while cars off the Interstate whiz past nearby.
Rumors state that this motel court is no longer taking in travelers.
Gardenway Motel Photo courtesy Don Gardner
Here's a Route 66 motel whose sign is starting to show its age. The Gardenway
Motel near St. Louis, Missouri points to a motel court that's still
The Gardenway has a Route 66 history all its own.
Motel Sign... off the highway Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans
This sign beckons the traveler
to relatively low cost lodging for the night. This sign advertising a
$19.95 special is typical for many areas in this country.
The Glenstone Cottage Court looks like a vintage motel court,
with good rates and color TV. Check out the old marquee out front of the motel.
Better yet, there's a Kentucky Fried Chicken
next door for your gastric pleasure!
(Right) The motel office and KFC
(Left) The vintage marquee.
Stanley Cour-tel Motel (Demolished)
St. Louis, MO Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
The Stanley Cour-tel Motel is located in St. Louis, MO and is a throwback
to the glory days of the mom and pop motor court era.
UPDATE 11/05 : The Stanley Cour-tel motel was torn down in 2003 to make way for the airport expansion in St. Louis. The sign has been purchased and moved to the Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, IL. Many thanks to Dennis Dixson for update. 11-05