Pine Street and Downtown Rolla - Rolla, Missouri
N 37° 57.048 W 091° 46.298
15S E 607920 N 4201068
Quick Description: A sign showing Pine Street and Downtown Rolla on a lightpost.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2008 4:38:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM52C9
From the sign:
“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., 20021, p. 56.
Pine Street and Downtown 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. 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.</i<