I realize this motel was built in 1939, which technically makes it out of our realm for 50’s motels, but it’s along the famed Route 66 and frankly it’s a cool motel:
However like many Motels it’s endangered and yesterday The Historic Boots Motel was auctioned on the Carthage Courthouse steps, and the new owner is the lien holder, the Carthage Hometown Bank, which placed the only bid of $101,000. Members of the local media, the realtor Jim Hunter, Ron Hart of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce and members of the Carthage Committee that pledges continued efforts to find a buyer.
What a deal, eh? Visit the page here: http://bootsmotel.homestead.com/ to help with the preservation efforts or the Facebook group to offer emotional support! Pass the word!