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Abandoned Kitchen Stony Dell Resort

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Stony Dell Route 66 Resort, Arlington, MO, USA.

I am always interested in ghost towns, and there are many along the original Route 66 were abandoned when the highway was rerouted. On a small two-lane road near Arlington, MO., now called Powellville Outer Road or State Highway D, part of the original US Route 66, we came across a group of abandoned group of buildings. Researching the building back at my studio, I discovered the building was once a popular resort that entertained famous celebrities such as Mae West.

Stony Dell Resort History

In the 1930s, by George Prewett on the site of a campground on the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the Stony Dell complex consisted of a hotel, restaurant, cabins, a large fish pond, a gas station, and a vast 100-foot swimming pool. The resort was a destination for people who lived as far away as Kansas City and a favored stop for Route 66 travelers.

By 1946, much of Route 66 was moved for a better traffic flow; by 1967, the resort and town of Arlington were abandoned.  

The old café, store, stone archway, fish pond, and a few cabins remain, including the abandoned house with an old painted sign offering "Gas, Food, Bait, and Hand-made gifts." This photographic print features the abandoned, but untouched for decades, kitchen in this remaining building on the side of the road.  

Most abandoned interior structures I come across have been cleaned out, and then the remains of the building become in ruin. In this case, the kitchen was full of interesting items.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2022

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

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