Coral Court Motel T-Shirt
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Coral Court Motel T-Shirt

  • $28.00


In the 1940s, millions of Americans started to motor west on Route 66. In the St. Louis area, one of their favorite stops was the Coral Court Motel, an art deco masterpiece of yellow brick and glass blocks, where guests had their own garage attached to their room. Thanks to the ability to hide one's car, the Coral Court Motel quickly gained a reputation as an ideal spot for an illicit rendezvous. At its peak, the motel offered 77 rooms to weary travelers, but when the new Interstate 44 passed the Coral Court by, check-ins dropped off and the motel eventually closed in 1993. While it has since been razed, one of the iconic brick buildings was saved, and a portion of it stands in the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis County.

52% combed and ringspun cotton, 48% poly. Super soft with a fashion fit.