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St. James, MO

The original 1926 Route 66 went straight through St. James but the mid50-s four lane version ran on the north side of town and I-44 overlaid that in the mid 60s.

Derby Lyles's Service Station
128 E James Blvd.
This abandoned looking station was owned by Lyle Staab beginning in the early 1960s. ... read more

xJohnnie's Bar
225 N. Jefferson
The Commercial Cafe was built in 1929 for Jesse F Rose who owned and operated the cafe through the 1940s. In the 60s ... read more

xW. James Blvd.
Route 66 at Hwy. 68
This short divided road is called W. James Blvd. because the landowner would not sell the property to the state unless ... read more


Ozark Motel
118-120 N. Outer Rd.
The small mid-60s style 10 or 12 room former Ozark Motel is on the north frontage road for I-44. ... read more

x Rock Haven Tourist Court
15156 N Outer Rd.
Originally there were six cabins built in the late 1920s, only one now remains. Eventually a gas station and restaurant were ... read more

Murdon Dripping Faucet Neon Sign
14241 Old Highway 66, St. James
This giant 1948 neon sign featuring a dripping faucet came from St. Louis in the mid 70s. .  ... read more

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x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.