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White's CourtOld 66 Blvd. Carthage, MO
An early postcard shows three rock duplex buildings with gable roofs on the cabins and flat roof carports between the two units in each building. The white panels would have been the carports in the early years. The original flat roofs over the carports have been converted to pitched roofs. That happened when the garages were converted to living space sometime during the period from 1957 to 1987 when Ivan Scott owned the property.
The sign out front has been modified and repainted over the years but still retains a rather cool shape. The early sign said "Whites" on the horizontal section at the top and "Court" running down the vertical section. I'm guessing that the horizontal sign can under the main sign was a (No)Vacancy sign at some point in time.
Note: With just a cafe, gas station and eight cottages offering
telegraph service was probably quite a feature.
Photo(s): 2013, 2016