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WEB EXTRA: Boots Court

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The Route 66 Chamber of Commerce is happy to pass along this announcement that the historic Boots Court in Carthage, MO. is a recipient of a Nat'l. Park Service cost-share grant to restore the original neon to this venerable 1939 structure! Below is an image taken some years ago when the original green neon was beneath the pink neon that was on the pitch roof, which was not original and was removed about two years ago, The neon will run the exterior of the original building, and on the ends of the 1946 rear structure. The neon will also wrap around the windows on the 1939 building. Below is a copy of the NPS Announcement that was received today.

The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's cost-share grant awards. The 2015 grant awards go to:

National Guard Armory Rehabilitation 
Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma 
Recipient: City of Sapulpa

Women on the Mother Road: Route 66 Interactive Website and Oral History Project
Location: Across Route 66
Recipient: Cinefemme

Boots Court Architectural Neon Restoration
Location: Carthage, Missouri 
Recipient: Private Owner

Lake Shore Motel Structural Rehabilitation
Location: Carthage, Missouri 
Recipient: Private Owner

The cost-share grant program provides grant assistance for eligible historic preservation, research, oral history, interpretative, and educational projects. Grants are offered through an annual, competitive grant cycle. Since 2001, 122 projects have been awarded $1.8 million with $3 million in cost-share match, totaling $4.8 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization of the Route 66 corridor.

To learn more about these projects and other past grant awards, visit the 2015 grant announcement, or search our grants database.

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