Route 66 Aficionado Phil Denton – October 28 2019

Route 66 Salute

The October meeting of the Sunset Hills Historical Society will feature local Sunset Hills resident and Route 66 aficionado Phil Denton on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7 PM at the Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 South Lindbergh.

Denton’s presentation will focus on the local sites that grew as a result of automobile travel, and will include Route 66 pathways and bridges throughout St. Louis. Sunset Hills claims only two and one-half miles of Route 66 but the Route also had six motels and one tourist resort located on or near the route.

Denton states, “While these businesses are no longer present in Sunset Hills, and the Watson Road historic bridge and cloverleaf interchange have been replaced, we can all feel honored in knowing that Sunset Hills contained part of the most famous crossroad in America.”

Denton owns an extensive vintage postcard collection. His slide show will include some not-forgotten landmarks: Blue Bonnet Court, Vi-Don Motel, Twin Six Court, Westward Motel, Park/Ozark Plaza Court, the Sylvan Beach Resort and the Holiday Inn – South that some will remember for its restaurant, The Viking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Anne Jesse, Secretary
Sunset Hills Historical Society