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Buster Brown Inn

12932 Old 66 Blvd., Carthage, MO

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E. J. Brown owned the 1935 Buster Brown Inn on the original 1926 alignment of Route 66 in Carthage. A restaurant and the motel office occupied the west end of the building. That would be the part from the gables in the center to the end on the right in this photo.

There was a long sign just above the eves between the west end of the building and the gable over the entrance door, It advertise Coca-Cola and carried the business info "Buster Brown Inn and Modern Rooms". About where the SUV is parked there were gas pumps between the building and the road. The original sign declared"Buster Brown Inn - Modern Rooms"

This photo shows the east end of the building where original guest rooms were located. The building has been altered a bit and turned into apartments, but the exterior is still pretty true to its origins except for the removal of a couple of windows and replacing at least one other window with a door.

Photo(s): 2016



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