Route 66 Memorial and Tribute Plaques

The Original Route 66

Now you can get your kicks in Maplewood as you stroll down Manchester viewing the Route 66 Tribute and Memorial Plaques, a trip through history and down part of the famous roadway. We celebrate the Maplewood businesses that were a part of the original Route 66 and memorialize the iconic Route 66 sites that were such a great part of this mythical road.

When you visit the 7200 and 7300 blocks of Manchester, you will find sidewalk plaques that tell the story of the Maplewood businesses that were in business when the original route ran through the area from 1926 to 1933. You will also find a set of memorial plaques that pay homage to the iconic sites that added to the romance of the route in its heyday and brought travelers from across the globe to our neck of the woods.

Tribute Plaques

Memorial Plaques

  • Chain of Rocks Bridge
  • Fun Fair Park
  • The Wedge
  • Katz Drug Store
  • 66 Park-In Theater
  • Coral Court

The Maplewood Route 66 Plaque Project

The Maplewood Route 66 Plaque project was funded by the City of Maplewood Special Business District.

Plaque design and site placement: Ten8 Group
Fabrication and installation overseen by: The Designery Shop

Text development: Rachelle L'Ecuyer, Director of Community Development

Copy Editor: Rob Birenbaum

Research: Doug Houser