CARTHAGE, MO.--- The Boots Motel is recognized for finishing a renovation project. The motel's owners received a plaque from the National Park Service, they also received a $12,000 grant to restore the roof to its original condition. Back in the 1970's a gable roof was installed that has since been torn down. The new roof matches what it looked like in the 1940's and 50's.
"The Boots Motel is one of the very important properties along Route 66. Now that the roof has been removed, it will be eligible as an listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Which will truly acknowledge its role in our American history," said Kaisa Barthali, National Park Service.
The owners hope the motel will be added to the register in the next few years.
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