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Jefferson Hotel
St Louis

Built for the 1904 World's Fair, the Jefferson Hotel at 12th and Locust had 800 rooms. In 1925, federal officials meeting here designated the highway between Chicago & LA as US 60. But the governor of Kentucky wanted the important sounding 60 to go through his state. Missouri & Oklahoma officials later agreed to 66. The Jefferson was later a Hilton and a Sheraton Hotel. The last guest checked out on July 23, 1975, and it later became a retirement community which has since closed. The historic Jefferson is awaiting development.
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