Ron Hart of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce passed along this information to the Route 66 yahoogroup on Saturday about the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo.
The Boots Motel is being Auctioned-Off in a few days!
According to Clarence Hall of the Carthage Hometown Bank, the present owner has defaulted and the Bank auction will be held this Tuesday at around 2 pm. on the Jasper County Courthouse steps in Carthage. Bidding may start at $150,000. According to Mr. Hall, the bank could end-up… being the new owner of the Boots Motel, and would begin anew looking for a buyer. Yes, this is short notice as I just learned about it yesterday. It is entirely possible that the valuable land under the motel could result in another speculator buying the property and demolishing the motel.
Hart says he’ll pass along information as he gets it. Needless to say, if someone’s going to preserve this 1939 Route 66 motel, they’d better come forward quickly.