Route 66 Mural Park (2013)

Upper Mural Title: Cruisin’ Joplin
Lower Mural Title: Joplin: Along the American Ribbon
Artist: Murals by Images In Tile; Park by Corner Greer Architects
Location: South facing wall at Main & 7th
Date Completed: 2013
Description: Route 66 Mural Park (opened 2013 in Joplin, Missouri) operates as a public park, specifically as a touchstone for US Route 66 tourists as well as for local preservers of U.S. Route 66 in Missouri. The park includes two large tile murals proposed by Paul Whitehill, produced by Images In Tile USA and designed by artists Chris Auckerman and Jon White. The park also features a bifurcated red sports car that anyone on pilgrimage can slide up beside and have a quickie photograph taken. Close to the intersection of 7th Street and Main, the mural covers the south side of Pearl Brothers, the iconic green hardware store of downtown Joplin. Near that same intersection, US Route 66 once shifted west and headed into Kansas.

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