Old Motel, Chesterfield Airport Road

Update: Demolished at some point after September of 2018 but before May of 2019.

This old motel, out Chesterfield Airport Road, is a mystery to me. I vaguely remember the motel being in business several years ago, but I don’t remember much about it.

I like the log cabin theme, and many motels of the mid Twentieth Century featured some sort of theme, and these log cabins might have alluded to the nearby Daniel Boone Highway.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood says:

    Very vague recollection here…this motel predates WWII. During the War, it was occupied by the workers at the Weldon Spring TNT plant, as were most of the lodging places along US40 in both directions. Motels along MO 100 (Manchester), West of Clarkson Road were filled as well. I’m pretty sure this is how the trailer parks in (now) la-di-dah Chesterfield and Frontenac originated.
    I did not know the motel buildings were still around – I thought they disappeared in the Flood of ’93.

    OT, but it is also surprising that the trailer park along Old Chesterfiedl Road (nee US40) has survived; it’s a hug plot and has to be worth mega-millions. I guess the owner is quite stubborn.

  2. Julie Nicolai says:

    I talked to the owner of tbe business that operates out of the cabins. He indicated the structures were rented out to people coming off the trains at the station nearby.

  3. Chris Naffziger says:

    County property records give a date of 1935 for the motel’s construction.

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