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By Devry Becker Jones, September 15, 2019
"Whiskey Row" Marker
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — "Whiskey Row" Rolla
"The block of Eight Street from the railroad depot to Pine Street led to the business district. The strong of saloons on Eight Street between the railroad tracks and Pine Street was known as "Whiskey Row" during it rowdy days. The Baltimore Hotel is . . . — Map (db m139738) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — "White" USO (United Service Organization) Rolla —
"The USO had a substantial operation in Rolla during World War Two, serving thousands of soldiers on leave looking for recreation and an opportunity to get away from military life at Fort "Lost-in-the-Woods". The need for appropriate, and . . . — Map (db m139756) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Campbell Building Rolla
"The Campbell Building, on the southwestern corner of Seventh and Pine streets, was the centerpiece of Joseph Campbell's economic prominence at the turn of the century. The building housed the Rolla State Bank (Campbell was founder) and, until 1915, . . . — Map (db m139742) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Central Elementary Rolla
"After losing the Rolla Building, the public school occupied a former army commissary office at Ninth and Elm streets until it was destroyed in the Great Fire. Central School, shown here until construction and with a basketball game in progress, . . . — Map (db m139752) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Edgar D. Lanning
In Memory of Captain Edgar D. Lanning U.S. Army Air Corps WWII MIA Dec. 3, 1944 — Map (db m139751) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Fort Wyman A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri Missouri Department of Natural Resources —
Fort Wyman and the Defense of the Railroad Fort Wyman was the first of two artillery field fortifications built by the Union army at Rolla, signifying the importance of the railroad terminus to the northern was effort in Missouri. The . . . — Map (db m139747) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Grant Hotel Rolla
"The quartermaster depot building at the northwest corner of Eighth and Pine streets was among many others in Rolla built by the Union army for its supply apparatus. Sold after the war as government surplus, the quartermaster building became the . . . — Map (db m139737) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Hotel Edwin Long Rolla
"Beyond the woman entering the National Bank is the southeastern corner of Eighth and Pine streets and the Central Drug Store, circa 1885. The Hotel Edwin Long replaced the drug store in 1931. Contractor M.E. Gillioz rushed the Hotel Edwin Long to . . . — Map (db m139741) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — In Honor of Our Sons and Daughters 1943 - 1964
In Honor of Our Sons and Daughters who have served, who are serving and who will serve to protect our country and our flag — Map (db m139744) WM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Missouri Trachoma Hospital Rolla
"The Missouri Trachoma Hospital was one of two hospitals in the United States devoted for the treatment of this eye disease. The building was equipped with 70 beds and was completed in 1939 at a cost of $137,000. The grounds were donated by the . . . — Map (db m139762) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — National Bank Rolla
"Cyrus H. Frost, David W. Malcolm, Joseph Campbell, Edmund Ward Bishop, A.S. Long, and others organized the National Bank of Rolla in 1871. The offices were in the Malcolm Building, on the north side of Eighth Street (now part of the parking lot . . . — Map (db m139753) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Old Wooden (Main Street) Bridge Rolla
The exact date of construction of the Main Street bridge is unknown. Based on old Rolla Express newspaper ads, it was in existence by 1862. Available records point to a less than reliable past. During its first fifty years, the bridge was . . . — Map (db m139743) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Pennington-Gilbert Shoe Company Rolla
"The Pennington-Gilbert Shoe Company factory opened east of the tracks in 1926 between Seventh and Eighth streets. The city provided the site after a vigorous campaign to bring the industry to Rolla that included sales of lots in the Frisco Addition . . . — Map (db m139759) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Phelps County Courthouse
Phelps County Courthouse 1860-1994 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m139745) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Phelps County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all who served honorably to preserve, protect, and defend our nation principles of democracy liberty and justice ~ Lest we forget ~ — Map (db m139749) WM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Pine Street and Downtown Rolla Rolla
"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. . . . — Map (db m139754) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Pine Street and Downtown Rolla Rolla
"The highway helped sustain Rolla during hard times and war, but also brought increased traffic and stoplights, and, finally, new road construction. In just over a decade, traffic through town became heavy enough that the main stem of Route 66 was . . . — Map (db m139757) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Rolla
Side A: This Ozark plateau town, 1120 feet above sea level, was a "Child of the railroad." On a natural passageway to southwest Missouri, midway between St. Louis and Springfield, this site was chosen by the Southwestern Branch of the . . . — Map (db m55637) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Rolla Mills Rolla
"Joseph Campbell established Rolla Mills across from the depot on the east side of the tracks between Seventh and Eighth streets in 1871. It was an important commercial enterprise for both townspeople and rural residents of the county, and was among . . . — Map (db m139758) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Rollamo Theater Rolla
"The Rollamo Theater opened on west Eighth Street in June 1931. Lantern slides had been shown in the Shaw Opera House and downtown "air-domes", and silent movies in the Lyric Theater on Pine Street, but the Rollamo Theater was the first modern movie . . . — Map (db m139740) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Scott's Drugs Rolla
"The Schuman Brothers erected a new building on the southwestern corner of Eighth and Pine streets in 1902. Briefly the home of the Central Drug Store, it was better known later as Scott's Drugs. For nearly seventy-five years, townspeople and . . . — Map (db m139736) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — The Webber Homestead
John Webber established the first homestead in what is now in the city of Rolla on this site in about 1845. The one and one-half story, single-room log cabin he constructed stood just north of this plaque. The concrete marker that covers Webber's . . . — Map (db m139760) HM
Missouri (Phelps County), Rolla — Veterans Circle
Dedicated to the men and women of Phelps County who have defended the cause of freedom Dedicated June 2 2007 — Map (db m139750) WM

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