Missouri panel recommends Boots Court motel to National Register of Historic Places

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on Friday approved the Boots Court motel in Carthage for recommendation to the National Register of Historic Places. The council also recommended the East Town Historic District along an older alignment in Joplin, reported the Joplin Globe. Both recommendations all but assure they will be on the National … Continue reading Missouri panel recommends Boots Court motel to National Register of Historic Places

State Council to consider Boots Court’s nomination to National Register of Historic Places

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will meet in Jefferson City on July 15 to consider whether to nominate the Route 66 landmark Boots Court motel of Carthage, Missouri, to the National Register of Historic Places. Also to be considered will be the East Town neighborhood of Joplin, Missouri, which is bounded by an … Continue reading State Council to consider Boots Court’s nomination to National Register of Historic Places

Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin celebrates its 100th anniversary

Members of the community and local golfers marked the 100th anniversary of the Schifferdecker Golf Course along Route 66 on the west side of Joplin, Missouri. The ceremony Wednesday included a ribbon-cutting, speeches, lemonade and free rounds on the par-71, 18-hole, 6,123-yard course, reported the Joplin Globe. An anniversary tournament also was held last Saturday. … Continue reading Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin celebrates its 100th anniversary

City of Joplin hires firm to help find a developer for Joplin Union Depot

The City of Joplin, Missouri, has tapped a commercial real-estate firm to help market the century-old Joplin Union Depot with the hope someone can redevelop and renovate it. The city announced the effort Wednesday. The real-estate company, Glenn Group, will work with the Downtown Joplin Alliance through its Endangered Properties Program and the Missouri Department … Continue reading City of Joplin hires firm to help find a developer for Joplin Union Depot

‘Yellow brick road’ marker added to old Route 66 at Kansas-Missouri border

Other than the nearby old State Line Bar, nothing vividly marked the line for Kansas and Missouri on old Route 66 for many years. Until now. The City of Galena, Kansas, and the Joplin Special Road District on Tuesday completed a project on old Route 66 that unmistakably delineates that border. They placed bricks in … Continue reading ‘Yellow brick road’ marker added to old Route 66 at Kansas-Missouri border

Route 66 town of Edwardsville in mourning after tornado kills 6

The Route 66 town of Edwardsville, Illinois, and the surrounding area continue to be in shock and sorrow after a powerful tornado Friday caused the collapse of an Amazon distribution center, killing at least six workers. According to reporting by the Edwardsville Intelligencer and St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspapers, the roof and 11-inch-thick concrete walls collapsed … Continue reading Route 66 town of Edwardsville in mourning after tornado kills 6

Joplin Union Depot makes Missouri Preservation’s Places in Peril list

The 110-year-old Joplin Union Depot in Joplin, Missouri, recently made Missouri Preservation's annual Places in Peril list of endangered historic properties. These places are nominated by concerned individuals and decided upon by a committee of preservation advocates, according to a news release from the organization that has operated since 1976. Joplin Union Depot opened to … Continue reading Joplin Union Depot makes Missouri Preservation’s Places in Peril list

Memorial Hall in Joplin added to National Register of Historic Places

The nearly century-old Memorial Hall in Joplin, Missouri, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a recent email from the National Park Service that administers the program. The listing was effective Oct. 7. Memorial Hall sits one block south of Seventh Street, aka Route 66, in the city. Memorial Hall … Continue reading Memorial Hall in Joplin added to National Register of Historic Places

2021 Great Race will make stops next week in Sapulpa, Joplin, Rolla

The annual Hemmings Motor News Great Race of antique automobiles will wind through northeastern Oklahoma and half of Missouri on Route 66 next week. The event will make a lunch stop at 12:15 p.m. Monday at the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and make an overnight stop in downtown Joplin, Missouri, … Continue reading 2021 Great Race will make stops next week in Sapulpa, Joplin, Rolla

New exhibit at Joplin examines Route 66’s impact on culture

A new exhibit at an arts center in Joplin, Missouri, examines the cross-cultural impact of Route 66 from a native of that town. "Route 66: Crossing Cultural Lines," curated by artist and former American Jazz Museum curator Sara Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin, will be in the main gallery of the Spiva Center for the Arts in … Continue reading New exhibit at Joplin examines Route 66’s impact on culture