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Pine Street and Downtown Rolla

Rolla

 
 
Pine Street and Downtown Rolla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
1. Pine Street and Downtown Rolla Marker
Inscription.  "The automobile age in Rolla began about 1905." "The city began paving streets with brick in 1908, filling rutted paths and deep holes on Eighth and Pine streets...". "Local support for better roads coincided with national and regional promotions. Considerable improvements around Rolla had already occurred by the mid-1920s on Route 14, the main state road, but they paled in comparison with the ramifications of U.S. Highway 66. The great all-weather highway from Chicago to the Pacific, authorized by Congress in 1926, ran down Pine Street before turning west on sixth Street. The city finished paving Pine Street to the north and Sixth to the west to meet the highway."

John F. Bradbury, Jr., Rolla The Old Town (St. Louis: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 2002), p. 47

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(above) "Traffic was still two-way and there was but a single stoplight on Pine Street in this postcard view to the south from Ninth Street, circa 1940."
John F. Bradbury, Jr., Rolla The Old Town (St. Louis: G. Bradley Publishing, Inc., 2002) p. 58.

 
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Pine Street and Downtown Rolla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
2. Pine Street and Downtown Rolla Marker
This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 37° 56.999′ N, 91° 46.264′ W. Marker is in Rolla, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is on West 8th Street just east of North Pine Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 West 8th Street, Rolla MO 65401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. National Bank (a few steps from this marker); "Whiskey Row" (within shouting distance of this marker); Rollamo Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Drugs (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Edwin Long (within shouting distance of this marker); Rolla Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Campbell Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolla.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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