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Melinda Court Motel

Springfield, Missouri

Melinda Court today
Photo National Park Service

Melinda Court was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Originally known as the Rock Fountain Court and distinguished by walls of native stone, Melinda Court is a fine example of what tourist accommodations looked like in the 1920s and 1930s. Ironically, these cabins were built in 1945 just as Route 66's boom years were beginning, at the same time that similarly-designed courts with freestanding individual rooms began to be discontinued in favor of “motels,” with all guest rooms under one roof. Its late appearance on the scene, then, goes a long way toward explaining its apparent longevity.

Stoneworker Ed Waddell worked on the construction of both the Rock Fountain Court and the Rock Village Court, both in Springfield.

Melinda Court in 1997
Photo of Melinda Court taken in 1997

To read more about Melinda Court, see the article on the National Park Service website. See also an old postcard view of its sister motel, the Rock Village Court.

vintage postcard showing Rock Fountain Court
Vintage postcard showing Rock Fountain Court in its heyday

 

About Melinda Court
Business Type: Hotel/Motel (now apartments)
Owner(s):
Address: 2400 West College St., Springfield, MO
Telephone:
Web site:
Directions: On College Street. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.

 

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