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Boots Drive In

120 S Garrison Ave., Carthage, MO 64836

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In 1946 Arthur Boots opened the Streamline Modern styled Boots Drive-In across the street from his Boots Court motel. The Drive-In offered 24 hour service and a gift shop.

In 2016 it was being used as a Credit Union. The heavily modified building now features a tall parapet and a large canopy that was added later, apparently to shelter the drive thru banking windows and equipment. The rounded corners and windows are true to the original style of the building.

Photo(s): 2013



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