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Jun 8, 2009, 8:45:02 AM
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Odell Standard Oil Station II by rjcarroll Odell Standard Oil Station II by rjcarroll
6/8/09 - Route 66, Odell, Illinois.

The often photographed historic Odell Standard Oil Station was built in 1932 and at one time sold gas at 20 cents per gallon to the many travelers of Route 66. The station served motorists until the 1960's then it discontinued selling gas and was used as a body shop until 1975. The station was neglected for years, but was saved by the Illinois Route 66 Association and now serves as a Route 66 information center. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in November, 1997.
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rjcarroll Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the features!
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:icondogbytes:
Beautiful, they should all be like that. Maybe there's a market for 'boutique' filling stations! :)
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rjcarroll Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
It'd be nice! That and have your oil checked, windows wiped, etc...
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:iconfrankandcarystock:
Very lovely, great looking Oil station!.
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rjcarroll Feb 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks and so glad it was saved and lovingly restored! Thanks for faving too!
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:iconfrankandcarystock:
You're welcome:).
I like the colors, glad they saved it,looks nice and cosy:).
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rjcarroll Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think it is a gift shop but it wasn't open when I was there.
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:iconfrankandcarystock:
Oooh oke:).
I thought it was still an oil station:).
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rjcarroll Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
I was wrong it is a Route 66 information center. All of the restored 66 stations I came upon served as info centers, gift shops or museums.
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