Every time we visit the kids in Joplin, I admire this great motel sign. It is on the southern end of Main and close to Route 66. I understand that the motel has seen down times, as most motels from this era, I would imagine. I wish the owners would realize what a true mid century gem they have and do some up-keep on this wonderful sign. This picture was taken a week before the horrific tornado. However, it is well south of the tornado’s path and I think it is in decent shape.