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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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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover: :hug:
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the features!
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Dogbytes Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Beautiful, they should all be like that. Maybe there's a market for 'boutique' filling stations! :)
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
It'd be nice! That and have your oil checked, windows wiped, etc...
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Very lovely, great looking Oil station!.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks and so glad it was saved and lovingly restored! Thanks for faving too!
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
You're welcome:).
I like the colors, glad they saved it,looks nice and cosy:).
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner 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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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Oooh oke:).
I thought it was still an oil station:).
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner 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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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thanks for the info:).
No matter what it is, it looks great!!:).
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful. Too bad they don't build them like that anymore
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
So true...
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
We had a beautiful one that looked to be from the 1920's here in delaware. It was a nice one too, very big for a gas station of that era. Its last incarnation was an antique shop. And sadly last time I was by there it was gone. I'm hoping it was moved, but I'm not holding my breath.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sadly, out with old, in with the new, repeat...What is on the site now?
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a vacant lot last time I saw
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sucks...
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah
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