Effingham, Illinois: Restored 1910 Gas StationA vintage gas station moved from Casey, IL, and restored. No gas, but the public is invited to pull in and take pictures of their cars at the pumps.
Mid America Motorworks
- 17082 US Hwy 45, Effingham, IL
- From I-57/I-70 take exit 162 onto Hwy 45 north for 1.5 miles, turn into Mid America Motorworks at the Drive In sign, gas station on the right.
- M-Su 8 am - 5pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Restored 1910 Gas Station
This old gas station was originally located in Casey, IL and moved to the Mid America Motorworks campus in 1995 where it was restored. It's open to the public to pull up to for a photo with their favorite vehicle.[Ed Baumgarten, 06/10/2010]
Photo op tip for restored vintage gas stations: Position your car and then pretend to feed banana peels and other garbage into its flux capacitor slot. No DeLorean available? A "toaster" model Scion XB is even better. It's back to the post-oil, post-design future!