A New Coat of Paint & The End
In the late 1950s, the arch was repainted, and the wording changed to: Waynesville Scenic Center Eastern America
In the early 1970s after spanning Main Street for nearly 40 years, the arch began to show its age. The decades of exposure to the elements had taken a toll, and the iron sheeting was riddled with rust. After much debate, it was disassembled and buried in the city landfill in 1972.