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1942: Coral Court opens for business.

1946-48: Post World War II construction of 23 more bungalows.

1953: Greenlease kidnapper arrested at Coral Court.

1956: Coral Court & other roadside motels were part of a grand jury inquiry looking into possible illegal activities. Nothing came of the investigation however.

1975: Watson Road/Route 66 is completely bypassed by Interstate 44.

1984: April 12 - Original owner John H. Carr dies.

1987: May - Widow Jessie Carr and new husband Robert Williams are approached with an offer to buy the motel.

1988: Coral Court Preservation Society formed. Over 1,000 t-shirts are sold in 3 weeks with a portion of the proceeds going to the Preservation Fund.

1989: Coral Court is accepted to the National Register of Historic Places.

1993: Because of structural deficiencies, the motel was declared unsafe and was forced to close. Rather than spend $1 million in repair, the motel is listed for sale for $1.5 million.

1994: Coral Court fundraiser event raises $5,000 to save the motel. Despite no-trespassing signs, the motel is vandalized frequently by souvenir seekers.

1994: May 18 - Coral Court owner Robert Williams passes away. His widow Jessie Carr Williams is seventy-seven years old and in failing health.

1995: February - A commercial developer, Conrad Properties, purchases Coral Court with no interest in keeping the existing buildings.

1995: May - Museum of Transportation staff and volunteers work about 3 weeks to dismantle one complete Coral Court bungalow.

1995: June 11 - Spirtas Wrecking Company completes demolition of the motel property. It took about 6 weeks or 45 working days.

1995: Late June - Construction of a 45-lot subdivision, Oak Knoll Manor, begins.

1996: October 15 - Coral Court owner, Jessie Carr Williams, passes away—just 17 months after the sale of her property.

1998: June - The majority of single-family homes is completed. The only remnant left of the motel are the two distinctive stone entrance gates.

1999: March - The last home is sold at Oak Knoll Manor. The subdivision consists of just two streets: Oak Knoll Manor Drive and Oak Knoll Manor Court.

2000: May - A Coral Court Motel display opens with a partially rebuilt bungalow (curved glass block wall and a portion of the garage) at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. This temporary exhibit is scheduled to last 5-8 years, or until enough funds are collected for the permanent display to be built outdoors.

2000: May - A book is published about the motel "Tales from the Coral Court: Photos and Stories from a Lost Route 66 Landmark," by Shellee Graham, Virginia Publishing, St. Louis, Missouri.

2004: March - The play "Kid Peculiar at the Coral Court Motel" has its world premier at Washington University, St. Louis, created by Carter W. Lewis, an award-winning playwright.

2004: May - "Built for Speed: The Coral Court Motel," a video documentary is completed by Bill Boll and Shellee Graham.