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Boots Motel

Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court as it was originally known
Early postcard of "Boots Court"

The Boots Motel (as it is currently known) was established in the 1930s by a Mr. Arthur Boots, and still stands as an example of the Streamline and Art Deco design influences so prevalent in that period. Just across Garrison, the Boots Drive-In was built a few years later and today has been rehabilitated as a credit union. The corner of Central and Garrison Avenues was also the junction of U.S. 66 and U.S. 71, and was nicknamed the “Crossroads of America.” In the 1950s, there was even a daily radio broadcast airing from the Boots Drive-In called Breakfast at the Crossroads of America.

The Boots is currently undergoing some restoration work so that it can once again offer hospitality to the Route 66 traveler. You can read some news articles describing these latest developments on our “Route 66 in the News” page.

Boots Drive-In
Comparison between Boots Drive-In as pictured in postcard (above) and the building as it looks today (below).

About Boots Motel
Business Type: Hotel/Motel
Address: 107 S. Garrison Ave., Carthage, MO 64836
Telephone: 417.358.9453
Web site:
Directions: Corner of W. Central and S. Garrison. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.


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