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Bell Hotel & Resort & Station

202 Route 66, Waynesville, MO

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Robert A. Bell expanded his property in 1925 into a hotel to take care of the tourists traveling through town. The complex was known as the Bell Hotel & Resort. The family operated it until 1937. A 1940s postcard lists a Mr. & Mrs. N. M. Coleman as the Proprietors and Managers. At some point the property was operated by Mr.& Mrs. W. L. Thomas who also kept the original name. The main building has been heavily modified and converted to other uses. It is located at Route 66 & Bell Ave. just over the Roubidoux Creek Bridge.

x One of the nine cabins still stands on the east side of property. This one is a two unit duplex style,

The property also included a cafe and Sinclair gas station/garage next to the hotel. This building has also been repurposed, in 2016 it was a florist shop\

Photo(s): 2016



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