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Bell Motor Court

4048 E Kearney St., Springfield, MO

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The Truck Store operates out of what was the office for the 8 unit 1930s Bell Motor Court which became Otto's Motel Courts in 1947. This was the office and cafe building.

GPS: 37.238060, -93.208614

The Bell family bought the property in 1947 and renamed it The Bells Motel Courts and added eight more cabins. The Carroll's owned and operated the place 1952 tuntil 1998.

x This building was just across the fence on the east side of the Truck Store when we went by in 2016. I thought it might have been one of the cottages,but I'm not sure, at any rate it's gone now.

Photo(s): 2016



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