The Route 66 Association of Missouri is hosting a cleanup weekend next month for the closed but well-maintained Shamrock Court motel in Sullivan, Missouri.
The cleanup days will be Saturday, Nov. 7-8, beginning at 8 a.m. each day.
According to the events page on Facebook, volunteers will clean out and fix up each individual unit and the surrounding grounds.
More details will be announced as the event approaches. Sign up here if you’re interested in helping.
An email from the association Wednesday stated the volunteers should bring gloves, tools, shovels, rakes, etc. Lunch will be provided.
As a person who’s previously participated in similar workdays at other Route 66 sites, a lot of hard work generally is involved, but you also get to see a historic property up close.
The Weiland family, which has owned the Shamrock Court for more than 60 years, has decided to put it up for sale more a few years ago. Preservation Missouri also featured the motel three miles west of Sullivan, Missouri, on Route 66. The asking price was $125,000, but negotiable.
The Shamrock Court has been owned by the family since 1953. In the late 1970s, the motel was converted into efficiency apartments with living quarters for the longtime owners, John and Rose Weiland, until they died. It was built in 1947 or 1948 with its distinctive giraffe stonework.
(Postcard image of the Shamrock Court courtesy of 66Postcards.com)