Odell Station, Odell

This Standard Oil gas station opened in 1932 and stopped serving gas in the mid 1960’s. Subsequently a body shop it finally closed it’s doors in 1975.

It’s since been lovingly restored by the Illinois Route 66 Association and their Preservation Committee, and is now staffed by volunteers happy to welcome Route 66 travellers.

It no longer serves gas but you can walk around this beautiful building and the friendly volunteers are happy to answer any questions.

 

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