Roanoke, Alabama: Gas Station Crudely Shaped Like An Elephant

A homemade job, said to originally be a dentist's office made to look like teeth. Later modified to an elephant. The station is abandoned.
820 Main St., Roanoke, AL
On the north side of Hwy 22/Main St. about a half-mile west of the intersection of Hwy 1. Between the Small Town Bank and the J.F. Market gas station.
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Crude elephant. Gas Station Crudely Shaped Like An Elephant

It's weird, but it's also really run down and full of trash and stray cats.

[Shannon Finck, 06/03/2013]
Gas Station Crudely Shaped Like An Elephant

The old service station was originally a dentist's office in the 1940s, and the structure represented a set of teeth, I'm told by a local. When converted to a service station, it was modified into an elephant, the mascot of the University of Alabama.

[Bob Bell, 07/08/2012]
Hi, I'm an elephant. No, really. Gas Station Crudely Shaped Like An Elephant

The title pretty much sums it up. Abandoned, crudely shaped elephant gas station. Worth a detour and next to an operating gas station if you need to make a pit stop.

[Stephanie, 08/08/2010]
Gas Station Crudely Shaped Like An Elephant

Awesome...a staple of my childhood. She's come down in stature and shape over the last couple decades, but the elephant gas station is still there!

[Alisha Yarbrough, 02/02/2010]

A homemade sort-of elephant, maybe crafted from some dim memory of a circus visit to Roanoke. Looks to be pre-World War II. The station is abandoned.

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