You’ll find The Boots Court, a historic motel, along the famed U.S. Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri. One of the oldest and few remaining in operation on Route 66, The Boots was constructed in 1939 by Arthur Boots and initially offered four rooms. Mr. Boots later expanded to eight when the first proved successful. A second building to the west, added in 1946 by the Neeley family, brought the total guest rooms to 13. After many decades of catering to travelers, this iconic and unique Streamline Moderne motel fell into disrepair. Over the last decade, flat roof restoration was completed and partial room renovations begun by previous owners. The nonprofit Boots Court Foundation saved the motel from possible demolition is currently overseeing a full restoration.